Growing Up LGBT in America

The Human Rights Campaign conducted exhaustive surveys of the largest known sample of LGBT youth ever (over 10,000) from across the country to produce this report summarizing and explaining the key difficulties these youth face as the grow up in their varied families and communities.

“Like Walking Through a Hailstorm” – Discrimination against LGBT Youth in US Schools

This new report from Human Rights Watch uses data and information gained from interviews with over 500 students, teachers, administrators, parents, service providers and advocates in five different states to convey the reality that LGBTQ youth face in the education environment. The report then provides a number of policy and practice recommendations that could be implemented to help stop or mitigate the bullying, discrimination, harassment and social exclusion that these students face.

Educational Exclusion: Drop Out, Push Out, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) examines the ways in which school systems disproportionately discipline LGBTQ youth while also failing to create a safe environment for them. The report shows how this contributes to an accelerated "school-to-prison pipeline" that harms the lives of LGBTQ youth by forcing them into the juvenile or criminal justice systems at higher rates than non-LGBTQ youth.

Comprehensive HIV Prevention for LGBTQ Youth of Color Program Grants

Subject: Youth Welfare, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ Youth, Health, Healthcare Access | Deadline: Sept. 14, 2016 . . .

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Responding to LGBT Youth after Orlando

Youth workers should foster resilience in individuals and resilience as a community, according to Akane Kominami, behavioral health services manager with Boston GLASS.
“The best way you can do this as a youth worker is to be with them and stand with young people,” she said.