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This page is centered around the conversation of LGBTQ issues in foster care. Learn more about the challenges that youth face and what kind of resources exist to help. Whether you are an adult supporter or youth, feel free to explore and contribute to the community and discussion.


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hello so i understand the...

hello so i understand the struggles the LGBTQ community has in foster care i have been kicked out of three foster home because i fell inlove with my fiance and i wouldnt leave her for them

hello so i understand the...

hello so i understand the struggles the LGBTQ community has in foster care i have been kicked out of three foster home because i fell inlove with my fiance and i wouldnt leave her for them

pls. give me the proper...

pls. give me the proper name of LGBTQ. pls. I am 70 yrs. young and still on this earth. I entered foster care at 4 yrs. too young, passing in and out of foster care for the duration of high school. When I was 12 yrs. old, I was saved....meaning from further abuse by the L.A. Orphanage which I had the privilege of attending 1 private catholic school for an incredible education, safety and at long last LOVE. AND ALL IN ONE PLACE. MY ENTIRE CHILDHOOD LEARNING SCOPE OCCURRED HERE IN SAFETY WITHIN 4 YRS. I GRADUATED at 17 yrs. old and was ready and prepared to work.

#FosterEquality Movement Launches to Support LGBTQ Foster Youth

In observance of National Foster Care Month in May, FosterClub is launching the #FosterEquality movement to appeal for the safety and equal care of LGBTQ foster youth. All youth in the foster care system are faced with difficult circumstances and obstacles to overcome. These challenges are amplified when the youth identifies as LGBTQ. Read more...

FosterEquality

LGBTQ youth present in LA foster care at disproportionate rates

In a recent study conducted by the Williams institute of California, researchers found that 19% of LA county youth who were involved with the foster care system identified as LGBTQ. More alarming, was the mistreatment that many of them reported having received from their care placements because of their LGBTQ status. This research effort has been funded by the LGBT center in Los Angelos and seeks to evaluate and improve the conditions for LGBTQ youth involved in the child welfare system.

hello so i understand the...

hello so i understand the struggles the LGBTQ community has in foster care i have been kicked out of three foster home because i fell inlove with my fiance and i wouldnt leave her for them

hello so i understand the...

hello so i understand the struggles the LGBTQ community has in foster care i have been kicked out of three foster home because i fell inlove with my fiance and i wouldnt leave her for them

pls. give me the proper...

pls. give me the proper name of LGBTQ. pls. I am 70 yrs. young and still on this earth. I entered foster care at 4 yrs. too young, passing in and out of foster care for the duration of high school. When I was 12 yrs. old, I was saved....meaning from further abuse by the L.A. Orphanage which I had the privilege of attending 1 private catholic school for an incredible education, safety and at long last LOVE. AND ALL IN ONE PLACE. MY ENTIRE CHILDHOOD LEARNING SCOPE OCCURRED HERE IN SAFETY WITHIN 4 YRS. I GRADUATED at 17 yrs. old and was ready and prepared to work.

#FosterEquality Movement Launches to Support LGBTQ Foster Youth

In observance of National Foster Care Month in May, FosterClub is launching the #FosterEquality movement to appeal for the safety and equal care of LGBTQ foster youth. All youth in the foster care system are faced with difficult circumstances and obstacles to overcome. These challenges are amplified when the youth identifies as LGBTQ. Read more...

FosterEquality

LGBTQ youth present in LA foster care at disproportionate rates

In a recent study conducted by the Williams institute of California, researchers found that 19% of LA county youth who were involved with the foster care system identified as LGBTQ. More alarming, was the mistreatment that many of them reported having received from their care placements because of their LGBTQ status. This research effort has been funded by the LGBT center in Los Angelos and seeks to evaluate and improve the conditions for LGBTQ youth involved in the child welfare system.

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#FosterEquality

FosterClub is working towards the safety and equal care of LGBTQ youth in foster care - #FosterEquality. To find out more and to get involved, click here...

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Deprecating LGBT+ Youth in Foster Care

Hello again everyone, and welcome back to my blog. My name is Tristan, I'm 18 years old, and I'm a 2015 All-Star from Las Vegas, NV. The content I'll be covering today concerns my advocacy work both as a foster youth and as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

My activism in the...

by 1 year 3 months ago
Listen Up Boys and Girls: This Is Me

My entire life, I have witnessed a division between boys and girls. From the pink and blue baby wear to body wash and deodorant, it seems like men and women are taught to live in worlds apart. But what about someone who has experienced both sides of the same coin?

At an early age, I...

by 1 year 4 months ago
Listen Up Boys and Girls: This Is Me

My entire life, I have witnessed a division between boys and girls. From the pink and blue baby wear to body wash and deodorant, it seems like men and women are taught to live in worlds apart. But what about someone who has experienced both sides of the same coin?

At an early age, I...

by 1 year 4 months ago
Deprecating LGBT+ Youth in Foster Care

Hello again everyone, and welcome back to my blog. My name is Tristan, I'm 18 years old, and I'm a 2015 All-Star from Las Vegas, NV. The content I'll be covering today concerns my advocacy work both as a foster youth and as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

My activism in the...

by 1 year 3 months ago

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