I read on Jezebel today that the American Library Association is adding an award to recognize children's and young adult fiction with LGBTQ themes. The Stonewall Awards are not new, but this category is. I'm excited, as I am with most anything that increases visibility. Jezebel also ran a story today on bullying. These types of suicides are not new, and kids who are alienated from their peers need access to novels that can help them realize they aren't alone.
The 2010 winner is THE VAST FIELDS OF ORDINARY by Nick Burd, which I recommended here.
I think YA is far better at inclusivity than adult lit, and I hope that trend continues and spreads.