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LGBTQ foster youth

David Ambroz, author of the new memoir "A Placed Called Home"

9/8/2022

A New Memoir Shares Lessons of a Boy Raised Homeless and in Foster Care

David Ambroz, who spent some of his childhood homeless and in foster care, has written a memoir, which will be released this month. Photo courtesy of Ambroz.
Growing up in the late 1980s and early ’90s, David Ambroz and two older siblings slept in New York City’s Grand Central Station and other public places along the eastern seaboard.

California Governor to Decide on Family Reunification Bills, and More

9/7/2022

California Governor to Decide on Family Reunification Bills, and More

Bills on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk aim to prevent foster care removals due to poverty, better protect LGBTQ youth and reduce racial disparities.

Texas Legislature Digs Into Problems at Child Protective Agency

4/27/2022

Texas Legislature Digs Into Problems at Child Protective Agency

The Texas Legislature is ramping up its oversight of the state’s child welfare agency amid ongoing revelations of children harmed in government care and repeated condemnations from the federal courts.

Foster Parents Need to be Trained to be Loving and Welcoming to Youth of All Genders and Sexualities

3/31/2022

Foster Parents Need to be Trained to be Loving and Welcoming to Youth of All Genders and Sexualities

Foster parents need to be trained to welcome youth of all genders and sexualities, says Youth Voice writer Jessica Castillo.

Through Rose-Colored Lenses

3/21/2022

Should Churches Be Involved With the Department of Child and Family Services?

There are pros and cons of child welfare systems partnering with churches, but if done right, it can be effective, writes Jessica Castillo.

Executive Order Pledges Better Support for LGBTQ Youth

3/2/2022

Biden Blasts Texas Leaders’ ‘Cynical and Dangerous’ Targeting of Transgender Youth and Their Parents

President Joe Biden released a statement on Wednesday condemning Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for ordering child abuse investigators into the homes of parents who offer support and health care to their transgender children.

    Threatened with Investigations and Foster Care in Texas, Parents and Advocates Fight for Transgender Youth

    3/2/2022

    Threatened with Investigations and Foster Care, Texas Parents and Advocates Fight for Transgender Youth

    In Texas, an employee with the state child welfare agency is among the first parents to be investigated for accessing gender-affirming medical care for her child after an order from Gov. Greg Abbott.

    Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Foster Placement

    9/16/2021

    Human Rights Campaign Foundation Highlights LGBTQ-Affirming Care for Youth Nationwide

    Leading LGBTQ civil rights organization Human Rights Campaign Foundation recently released its 2021 Change-Makers Report.

    Weston Charles-Gallo describes his life as an LGBTQ foster youth.

    7/6/2021

    LGBTQ Youth Make Up One Third of Foster Care, But Are Often Poorly Served

    One in three foster youth identify as LGBTQ, and evidence shows they are among the most likely to face difficulty in government care.