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Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Disproportionate Criminalization of LGBT Youth
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Disproportionate Criminalization of LGBT Youth

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, June 29, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation on the disproportionate criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender or LGBT youth—from harsh school sanctions that perpetuate a school-to-prison pipeline, to the bias and abuse they face within the juvenile justice system.

The discussion will explore why LGBT youth continue to experience high rates of bullying and harassment in schools, hostile treatment by school administrators and family and community rejection leaving them vulnerable and at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.


Keynote address:

Dr. Angela Irvine, Director of Research, National Council on Crime and Delinquency


Marie Williams, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Ryan Wilson, U.S. Department of Justice
Maya Rupert, National Council for Lesbian Rights

Moderated by:

Aisha Moodie-Mills, Advisor, LGBT Policy & Racial Justice, Center for American Progress


Friday, June 29, 2012
10:00am – 11:30am
A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 AM.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center


RSVP for this event

For more information, please contact Christina DiPasquale at [email protected] or 202.481.8181.