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Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations: Research Recommendations on Programs for Youth.
This brief presents recommendations created as part of the Research Development Project on the Human Service Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Populations. The project identified the knowledge base and research needs related to LGBT people’s socioeconomic circumstances and risk and protective factors, their current participation in human services funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and strategies for serving these populations effectively.
Schools can often be heterosexist and homophobic institutions, affecting LGBTQ youth's identity development. This study was an examination of literacy and identity work in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth engage in Story Time, a literacy group in a youth-run out-of-school time center for LGBTQ youth.