January 01, 2012

Protecting LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

Mimi Laver and Andrea K. Khoury

Among the tips below:

  • Learn some terminology of the LGBTQ world.
  • Find out how lawyers and judges can help make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.
  • Learn how to make yourself trustworthy and to show that the courtroom is safe.

Defining Terms

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) people are a diverse group who have struggled with issues of sexuality and gender identity, and may therefore feel a sense of kinship. LGBTQ people are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, age, education, political affiliation, income, and the degree to which they identify with other LGBTQ people.

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