What Happens to Some LGBTQ Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

 
 

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What Happens to Some LGBTQ Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

November 11, 2020 | by Amanda RossThe New York Times

Foster care is most often seen as a safe place for children who need to be removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. But foster care has another role: sheltering LGBTQ youth who end up in the child welfare system because their families reject them. The New York City Administration for Children’s Services published a survey earlier this week showing disparate outcomes for LGBTQ youth in foster care. While the city plans to use this information to develop a plan for better serving LGBTQ youth in the system, some experts say the city needs more input from those youth to truly understand their needs. Read the full article here.