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For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between accepting family attitudes and behaviors towards their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and significantly decreased risk and better overall health in adulthood. The study shows that specific parental and caregiver behaviors -- such as advocating for their children when they are mistreated [...]

The annual Center Kids/NYSAIS Independent School Fair for LGBT Families will held tonight, Thursday, April 22, from 6-8 p.m. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center 208 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011 The Center is between 7th and 8th Aves Participant schools will showcase school materials and speak directly with LGBT parents [...]

Global Youth Connect, a human rights education and activism organization, is accepting applications from budding young human rights leaders for its Summer 2013 programs, which will take place in Rwanda and in New York City. MORE INFO: http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate Each program brings youth from around the world together with youth and young adults in the host [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting press releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. Northwestern University released the following press release: "What protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youths from considering suicide and, conversely, what makes them most vulnerable to it? The [...]