LGBT young people

By Liz Seaton NCLR State Policy Director Yesterday, the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice voted 5-1 to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in the juvenile correctional facilities over which it has broad oversight.  Eight percent of boys and 23 percent of girls in juvenile detention identify their sexuality as other than heterosexual, so this is an important step forward to protect their rights. This is the second time that the Board has voted this way over the advice of Virginia...


Hidden Injustice recommends extensive policy changes to protect youth (San Francisco, CA, November 12, 2009) —Today, the Equity Project, a collaboration of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Legal Services for Children (LSC), and the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC), announced the release of Hidden Injustice: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Juvenile Courts. This groundbreaking new report, based on extensive surveys and interviews of juvenile justice...


(San Francisco, CA, September 9, 2009)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today announced that Stonewall Young Democrats honored NCLR Youth Project Director Jody Marksamer with their Youth Advocacy Award, which is presented to individuals who have championed the causes of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth and “who have made an extraordinary contribution to this all-too-often overlooked segment of our community.” “Jody brings a relentlessness to his work...


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