National Homelessness Youth Awareness Month: November

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Did you know that: LGBT Youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness. LGBTQ youth are over represented in the foster care system.  They are more likely to become homeless, according to One in three transgender Americans have been homeless at some point in their lives. According to Covenant House, LGBT youth comprise 40%…

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Why We Need Transgender Awareness Week November 13-19

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Yearly, you can count on the third week in November being celebrated as National Transgender Awareness Week.  Between November 13-19, people and organizations in the U.S. help raise visibility about transgender people.  As allies of the trans community, we need to address the issues members of that community face such as social stigma, discrimination and…

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Pronouns Aren’t Just Good Grammar

If you have an LGBT child, you need to address them by the right pronouns.  It not only demonstrates acceptance but acknowledges their identity.  It is particularly troublesome for a transgender child or gender non-conforming child to hear the more common pronoun she/her/he/him that is applied to cis-gender kids (those who identify with the sex…

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