LGBTQ youth

Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child


Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

In Texas, top politicians say gender-affirming care is abuse, compelling one therapist to protect her clients — and her family.

The Imprint Tracks Political Actions Against LGBTQ Youth: A Timeline


The Imprint Tracks Political Actions Against LGBTQ Youth in Texas

As leaders in Texas take actions against LGBTQ youth and their families, The Imprint follows developments.

Plaintiffs and lawmakers want the Biden administration to immediately return to an Obama-era policy of collecting voluntary data on foster youth, including sexual orientation and gender identity.


Illinois Enhancing Support for LGBTQ Youth

Illinois will beef up services and existing mandatory training for staff members, partner organizations and foster care providers to improve how LGBTQ people are treated within the child welfare system.

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Lack of Shelter Beds in New York Leaves LGBTQ Youth At Risk During Pandemic

Last week, a 19-year-old with nowhere to stay in a city being ravaged by coronavirus made a desperate phone call to Trinity Place, a 10-bed shelter for LGBTQ youth on the Upper West Side. 


Why We Need To Collect Data on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

In the United States, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) collects demographic and other types of information on all youth who enter the foster care system. This practice allows the government and the public to track how well the system is meeting its ultimate goal — to place all children into stable and loving homes.


Boys in the Life

Nola Brantley is a sex trafficking survivor and advocate in California. Even though she primarily works with girls and young women, Brantley is concerned about another hidden demographic of trafficked children: boys and trans youth.


A Hidden Crisis: The Pipeline from Foster Care to Homelessness for LGBTQ Youth

There are more than 400,000 youth in the American foster care system today, roughly that of the population of Sacramento, California. Foster care, created to protect the welfare of children, is a broken system, hobbled by an outdated bureaucracy, underfunded agencies, and overburdened workers frequently resulting in dire outcomes.


Creative Community Responses to Youth Homelessness

Youth homelessness in the United States is an under-reported crisis. The statistics are truly startling. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 1.6 million children are presently homeless.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #7: Federal Data Collection, Training Mandates, on LGBTQ Foster Youth

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.