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CA Leads Country with Bill to Protect Trans Youth in Foster Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2018 Contact:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 California Leads Country with Bill to Protect Transgender Youth in Foster Care NCLR says, “Transgender youth often experience severe trauma before entering foster care. We cannot allow this trauma to continue while they are in care.” SACRAMENTO—California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria has introduced a...

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CWLA and Experts Join in Issuing Recommended Practices for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

(New York, NY, June 7, 2012)—The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and a coalition of child welfare advocates and experts have joined to issue “Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings.” The Recommended Practices offer guidance to state and local child welfare agencies to ensure safe, appropriate care in the best interests of LGBTQ...

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NCLR Applauds Senate Introduction of Every Child Deserves a Family Act

Statement by NCLR Federal Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. (San Francisco, CA, October 31, 2011)—Today, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, is expected to introduce the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” (ECDF) in the Senate to help the nation’s 408,000 foster children find permanent and stable homes. The proposed legislation would prohibit states from excluding potential adoptive and foster parents because of their marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This is...

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NCLR and SRLP Introduce First-Ever Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth

Report Now Available To Facilities Across the Country (San Francisco, CA, March 17, 2011)—A pioneering new report authored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) urges group care facilities to reassess their treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth and to adopt policies and practices that provide these youth with appropriate, fair and equal care. The report, released today and called “A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group...

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