Critical Updates to Title IX Guidelines for LGBTQ+ Students

Title IX and LGBTQ+ Youth

The US Department of Education has passed critical updates to Title IX guidelines, ensuring the protection and inclusivity of LGBTQ youth. The new regulations, implemented on April 19th, 2024, are an important step towards fostering safe and supportive learning environments for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Strengthening Protection Against Discrimination … Read more

LGBTQ+ Youth & Family Research Project

LGBTQ+ Youth & Family Research Proect

Share your story! LGBTQ+ youth and their parents or caregivers are invited to join a study on how LGBTQ+ youth grow in their identities and how parents and caregivers are involved in that development. The study is for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 20 & their parent or caregiver who live in DE, NJ, MD, … Read more

Welcome Angel / Lamar

Sussex Pride Welcome Angel Lamar Delaware

Sussex Pride is excited to welcome our new intern Angel or Lamar Kellam whose internship will be with us from January through the end of April. They are gender fluid and go by either the name Angel or the name Lamar. They sometimes dress in a more masculine mode (as pictured here) and go by … Read more

Delaware PIT Survey & LGBTQ+ Youth

Delaware Point in Time (PIT) Survey

The Point in Time (PIT) survey is a federally mandated annual event that aims to identify the number of people experiencing homelessness. The survey collects data on how many people are experiencing unsheltered or sheltered homelessness and what factors contributed to their current situation. The survey is particularly important for marginalized groups such as LGBTQ … Read more

Bullying Allegations and Incidents Reported in Delaware Public Schools

Delaware Department of Education Bullying Report

The Delaware Department of Education has released a report on bullying allegations and incidents reported in Delaware Public Schools in the 2021-2022 School Year. The executive summary is reprinted below, and the entire report can be found at the bottom of this page. Executive Summary Bullying is best defined as repetitive conduct designed to harm … Read more

Steve Elkins Memorial Scholarship

Steve Elkins CAMP Rehoboth

The Blade Foundation supports fellowships each year focused on educating and supporting the next generation of LGBTQ journalists. Fellowships typically run for 12 weeks May thru August and come with a $2,000 stipend. The Steve Elkins Memorial Fellowship covers issues of interest to the LGBTQ community of Delaware for 12 weeks during the summer months. … Read more

Youth Leadership Opportunity: Youth Homelessness Workgroup

The Advocacy and Legislative Committee of the Youth Homelessness Workgroup is committed to identifying opportunities to improve laws, regulations, and policies with the goal of preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness in Delaware.  The Committee meets monthly for one hour via Zoom to discuss legislative advocacy ideas, identify necessary partners and stakeholders, and … Read more

Transition Related Care for Transgender Youth

Transition Related Care

As extremist lawmakers in state after state try to attack our transgender community’s basic health care, the misinformation is rampant. Serious misconceptions about transgender people are fueling legislation from Florida to Missouri to Mississippi – and they all aim to stop young people and their parents from accessing essential mental and physical health care. Some … Read more