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Supporting LGBTQ+ kids in foster care

Resource links provided by the Human Rights Campaign

*30% of young people in foster care identify as LGBTQ+, many of whom entered care due to rejection from their families because of their LGBTQ+ identity.

*Once in foster care, LGBTQ+ youth face higher rates of mistreatments and increased likelihood of being placed in group homes (from The Williams Institute >

*LGBTQ+ youth in foster care are more likely to be removed or run away from their foster placements as a result of hostility towards their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression are disproportionately victims of violence, harassment, and bullying. (info through fosterclub >

*Once in the system, LGBTQ+ youth of color tend to remain longer and face greater risk of discrimination and violence compared to their peers.

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