Youth


  • Back to School Out and Proud

    How colleges and universities across Connecticut are welcoming LGBTQ+ students

    September 10, 2021 / Youth
  • Funding the Future

    LGBTQ Foundation Provides Crucial Scholarships By Dawn Ennis Coming out is a rite of passage. But too often, it can divide adults from their children, who suddenly feel like strangers to one another. The joy and happiness that comes with announcing one’s authenticity should be embraced by everyone, and yet...

    June 7, 2021 / Youth
  • Voice of Reason

    This transgender advocate has always spoken up for herself; now, she’s advocating for others By Dawn Ennis / Photography courtesy of Alisa Gold To see Eva Gold window-shopping in the mall with her mom, you’d never think she’s anything other than your average teen, trying to drag her mother inside...

    March 1, 2020 / Youth
  • The Agony of Youth

    UConn researchers hope a groundbreaking study will lead to progress By Cara McDonough / Photography By Allegra Anderson When it comes to the challenges and disparities faced by today’s LGBTQ youth, University of Connecticut Professor Ryan J. Watson has done his homework – he has studied the numbers, produced hard...

    March 1, 2020 / Youth
  • On Her Own Terms

    Connecticut’s Kid Governor looks to the future By Cara McDonough / Photography courtesy of The Connecticut Democracy Center Ella Briggs is nearing the end of an epic year as Connecticut’s Kid Governor. Her term has included meeting state dignitaries, talking to classrooms of fifth grade students about the issues that...

    November 9, 2019 / Youth
  • Walking With Pride

    Lavender graduations offer students celebration, validation By Jane Latus / Photography by Tony Bacewicz It’s a celebration – and an act of defiance. It’s for sharing your achievements with the family you were given – or the family you chose. It’s a Lavender Graduation, and at a growing number of...

    September 10, 2019 / Youth
  • Animal Instinct

    Furries share passions for animals, philanthropy, and acceptance By Jane Latus / Photography by TODD FAIRCHILD and STAN GODLEWSKI If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Especially if the woods are in Manchester’s Wickham Park, because today is the day the teddy bears...

    September 10, 2019 / Youth
  • Color Me Courageous!

    True Colors offers youth a safe space to be who they are By Cara McDonough / Photography by Nick Caito As the evening begins, the presenters lay out the ground rules. This is a “safe space,” they explain, where respecting each other’s opinions, questions and bodies is important, and expected....

    February 26, 2019 / Youth

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