The director of HRC's Family Project, Ellen Kahn, has published an op-ed in Youth Today calling on adults to take steps to support LGBTQ youth. She writes, in part:

June marks Pride month, an annual celebration by and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and our allies. For LGBTQ (Q is for questioning) youth, the ability to be honest and open and proud of who they are, without facing rejection, harassment or physical harm is essential every day, not just one month out of the year. 

While the LGBT community as a whole has made tremendous strides these past few years, our youngest community members continue to face significant challenges at home, in school and in their broader community.

To read the rest of her op-ed, visit Youth Today.

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