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‘Anorexia Coach’: Sexual Predators Online Are Targeting Teens Wanting To Lose Weight. Platforms Are Looking The Other Way

There’s no shortage of people online looking to exploit and manipulate the vulnerable among us. One such group is anorexia coaches, or “anacoaches”. Read the article here.

Parents’ Fears Over Sexting And Abuse Among Teenagers

A vivid picture of sexual assaults and harassment in teenagers’ lives has been laid bare in recent months but parents rarely speak about the emotional turmoil they face. Read the article here.

Pastor Apologizes For Making Girls Wear One-Piece Swimsuits In A Viral Post

“I am sorry that we have deemed young women’s bodies as something that ‘needs to be covered’ and let young men’s bodies be OK to be seen,” Bryce Brewer wrote in his viral Facebook post. Read the article here.

Americans Agree With Pastors On Gender Identity – Barely

A slim majority of U.S. adults say changing genders, identifying as a gender different than one’s biological sex, is morally wrong. Read the article here.

Millions Of Teens Experience Abusive Relationships. Here’s How Adults Can Help

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26% of women say they experienced intimate partner violence before they were 18. Read the article here.

Raiders’ Carl Nassib Announces He’s Gay, An NFL First

The Raiders defensive lineman came out in a statement posted to his Instagram account on Monday, becoming the first active player in the league to publicly identify as gay. Read the article here.

Babysitters & Tech: 5 Tips To Keep Kids Safe From Pornography

The minute a babysitter enters your home, you’ve also likely invited in a smartphone. Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.

U.S. Secretary Of Education Miguel Cardona Backs Transgender Athletes’ Rights

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona told ESPN that transgender girls have a “right to compete” and suggested that the Biden administration will step in to protect those students’ civil rights, as multiple states enact legislation banning transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. Read the article here.

Children’s Books Written To Support Transgender And Nonbinary Youth

The books aim to help educate others about nonbinary and transgender youth. Read the article here.

Nickelodeon Casts First Openly Trans Teen In Live-Action Show

A 13-year-old transgendered actor has been cast in a live-action show on Nickelodeon, a first for the TV channel. Read the article here.

Kellogg Company’s Latest Collaboration With GLAAD Unwraps Why ‘Boxes Are For Cereal, Not For People’

Kellogg’s launches a new cereal called Together With Pride. Read the press release here.

Talking To Your Kids About Sex: The Surprising Way To Reduce Anxiety And Depression

Protect Young Minds provides a transcription and video of an interview between Kristen Jenson and Dr. Christy Kane. Kristen and Dr. Kane discuss the importance of talking to kids about sex and how that contributes to their mental health. Watch or read here.

Elliot Page Flashes Abs, Smile In First Shirtless Photo

Page posted a poolside photo of himself soaking in the sun on Monday, marking the first shirtless photo he’s shared since undergoing “life-changing” and “lifesaving” top surgery, a procedure to remove breast tissue for transgender men, according to Mayo Clinic. Read the article here.

CCCU Says LGBT Lawsuit Is Frivolous

Evangelical association names itself as co-defendant to defend religious exemptions. Read the article here.

Stars Like Demi Lovato, Sam Smith Identify As Nonbinary – What Does That Mean?

It has become increasingly common for some people who identify as nonbinary  use a singular “they/them” pronoun. Read the article here.

Nearly 1 In 10 Teens Identify As Gender-Diverse In Pittsburgh Study

The figure is vastly higher than the roughly 2 percent cited in most national estimates. Read the article here.

Demi Lovato Announces Non-Binary Identity

The singer said they picked the gender-neutral pronouns “them” and “they” as “this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression.” Read the article here.

‘Existential Threat’: CCCU Fights LGBT Students’ Title IX Lawsuit Targeting Christian Colleges

A leading association of over 180 Protestant colleges and universities is coming to the defense of Christian colleges amid a lawsuit filed by former and current LGBT students who seek to revoke religious schools’ exemptions to Title IX discrimination law. Read the article here.

Dangers Of Discord: 6 Steps For Safeguarding Teens On The Popular Chat App

What exactly is Discord? And can my teen safely use it? Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.

Transition Therapy For Transgender Teens Drives Divide

On Dec. 1, 2020, Keira Bell won a lawsuit against the Gender Identity Development Service of the Tavistock and Portman National Health Service Foundation Trust. Bell claimed doctors should have challenged her more about the decision to transition before starting medical treatment. Read the full article here.