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New federal standards explain protections for LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system, particularly detention facilities.
If a youth on your caseload behaves or presents in ways that do not conform to expected gender norms, showing understanding and becoming aware of the underlying issues will protect that youth’s safety and well-being.
Recent headlines drea attention to the suicide deaths of three youth who were bullied because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Supreme Court of Arkansas upheld a lower court ruling that Arkansas’ Act 1 is unconstitutional. The court found that by banning people who cohabit with sexual partners from fostering or adopting a child, Act 1 penalizes these couples and infringes on their right to privacy.
An Arkansas law restricting lesbian or gay people from fostering or adopting represents a step back for equal rights.
A University of Virginia study of adopted children living in the U.S. finds good outcomes regardless of whether theri adoptive parents are gay or lesbian.