LGBT Youth: The Personal and Political
Bullying and suicide often come to mind in daily conversations about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. But young people from these communities confront a wide range of challenges their straight peers never see, often with little support from their families or schools. We hear about the personal experiences and activism of local LGBT youth.
Sydney discusses some of the questions she faces about her sexual orientation and why she participates in SMYAL:
Ashley, a participant in SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League) shares her experiences as a straight ally at an LGBTQ organization: