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Looking Out: Efforts to improve care for LGBT foster youth in Maryland expand

June 11, 2015The Baltimore Sun

Last year, LGBT advocates in Maryland with the nonprofit coalition Youth Equality Alliance released a report calling on state officials to increase services in several key areas for such youth: education, juvenile services and foster care. They cited national statistics that show LGBT youth represent a disproportionate percentage of homeless kids on America's streets, and that they are commonly subjected to verbal harassment and bullying in a variety of public service arenas.

Topics: Homelessness

Youth advocates find LGBT kids vulnerable, underserved in Maryland

August 12, 2014The Baltimore Sun

In a report to be released today, advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community call on state officials to improve services for marginalized and bullied LGBT youth in schools, foster homes and detention centers across the state.

Topics: Bullying Depression & Suicide Prevention Gender Bias & LGBTQ Homelessness Sexual Assault & Date Rape Sexual Harassment Violence Prevention in Schools