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Teen GOP Candidate Quits Race After More Homophobic, Racist Comments Emerge

The career of homophobic GOP enfant terrible, Jacob Dorsey appears to be over as more anti-gay and racist social media comments surface.

Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

FAMILY | By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.

15-Year-Old Creates Faster, Cheaper HIV Test

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | May 15
A teenage girl from Canada who won first place in the British Columbia 2014 Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge has developed a faster, cheaper HIV test that may change the way we look at the virus.

States Fight Discrimination Toward Gay Foster Kids

Sixto Cancel says his ultra-religious foster family frequently talked about their disdain for his homosexuality at the dinner table, trashed his room and called him homophobic slurs.

Philadelphia High Schools to Install Free Condom Dispensers

HIV/AIDS | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 26
Twenty-two Philadelphia’s high schools will receive condom dispensers that give away free condoms, a pilot launched by health officials in order to combat high STD rates among the city’s teens.

Pa. School Reverses Course on HIV-Positive Student

AIDS | By Mark Scolforo | Aug 7
A Pennsylvania school for lower income and socially disadvantaged students said Monday it will now treat HIV-positive applicants the same as all others and has offered admission to a previously rejected Philadelphia-area teenager.

Researchers Report More Condom Use Among Teenagers

HIV/AIDS | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 24
More high school students are using condoms, but new government research released Tuesday shows the nation still has a long way to go to protect young people from the AIDS virus.

Parker Posey to Host Third Annual Oasis Benefit for Ali Forney Center

HOME | Jun 20
This year, actress Parker Posey will act as host with a special performance from RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up Chad Michaels. For the second year, Barclays will be the presenting sponsor for the summer benefit.

Woman Posing as Boy Accused of Tricking Girl into Having Sex

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 13
A Massachusetts woman faces charges for having sex with a minor after she allegedly posed as a 17-year-old boy and created a fake identity to have relations with a West Virginia teenage girl.

3 Charged in Bullying Before a Youth’s Suicide, Officials Say

A New Jersey high school freshman killed himself three weeks after being assaulted, robbed and threatened by other students in March, the authorities said Wednesday as they publicized criminal charges against the youths.

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