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LGBT Youth

4 Ways the Administration for Children and Families Can Support LGBT Homeless Youth

HandsNew regulations could improve access to services for homeless LGBT young people.

by Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof

Rally book_alt2 icon Report Policies and programs aimed at homeless youth routinely fail transgender young people, and the disparities they experience in health, safety, and social and economic well-being hold them back.

by Hannah Hussey | Monday, February 2, 2015

Restoring Justice

LGBT jail bunk article icon Issue Brief Several states and local jurisdictions have updated their juvenile justice policies to ensure that the disproportionate numbers of LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system are treated with dignity and respect. These model policies provide a blueprint for safeguarding all youth in the juvenile justice system.

by Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Christina Gilbert | Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fostering Safety

A Spanish and English welcome sign article icon Issue Brief The risk of sexual assault and abuse of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in U.S. custody demands swift implementation of stronger protections.

by Sharita Gruberg and Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Hidden Crisis

Johns Hopkins article icon Issue Brief The national movement surrounding the crisis of sexual assaults on college campuses is encouraging, but it cannot fully address the problem without including LGBT students.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez and Hannah Hussey | Friday, September 19, 2014

Engaging Youth Voters Beyond Marriage Equality

youth voter article icon Issue Brief Findings from a poll of young pro-marriage-equality voters illuminate ways that future progressive campaigns can be responsive to youth voices.

by Hannah Hussey and Sarah Audelo | Monday, September 8, 2014

Left Behind

empty chair book_alt2 icon Report Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Infographic: Schools Are Failing LGBT Youth and Funneling Them into Prison

HandcuffsThe numbers are clear: The actions and inactions of adults in schools derail LGBT youth and unless these climates become more welcoming, schools will continue to fail LGBT youth by pushing them into a cycle of unfair criminalization.

by Preston Mitchum | Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beyond Bullying

book_alt2 icon Report Much of the attention given to LGBT youth in schools has focused on peer-to-peer bullying, but research suggests that harsh discipline policies also foster hostile school climates that push LGBT youth out of schools and disproportionately pipeline them into the juvenile justice system.

by Preston Mitchum and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Thursday, February 27, 2014

Seeking Shelter: The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth

Homeless youth book_alt2 icon Report LGBT youth continue to be disproportionately represented among homeless youth in our country, and their experiences of homelessness continue to be characterized by violence, discrimination, poor health, and unmet needs.

by Andrew Cray, Katie Miller, and Laura E. Durso | Thursday, September 26, 2013

California’s New Protections for Transgender Students

Benji DelgadilloThe top five myths propagated by anti-transgender opponents of California’s School Success and Opportunity Act must be rebutted.

by Sarah McBride | Friday, August 23, 2013

LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education Means Healthier Youth and Safer Schools

Comprehensive sex education is critical to young people’s sexual health and benefits all students, including LGBT youth.

by Hannah Slater | Friday, June 21, 2013

4 Bills Congress Can Enact This Year to Prevent LGBT Youth Homelessness

This year, members of Congress can help prevent LGBT youth homelessness by ensuring that schools are safe and inclusive spaces for all students, and by directing existing homeless-youth programs to specifically target LGBT youth.

by Katie Miller | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

3 Barriers that Stand Between LGBT Youth and Healthier Futures

These preventable threats to the health of LGBT youth are widespread, but Congress can act to reduce their harm on this vulnerable population.

by Andrew Cray | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

FAFSA Modernizes to Recognize LGBT Families

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will soon begin collecting information about applicants who have same-sex parents, giving them equal access to college financial aid.

by Crosby Burns and David A. Bergeron | Monday, May 6, 2013