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LGBT Youth

Although stories about LGBT youth experiencing support and acceptance from their families, peers, and communities are growing, challenges persist. LGBT youth as well as youth who may be perceived as LGBT or gender nonconforming may experience physical and emotional bias, violence, and discrimination at home, or in their schools, employment, and communities.

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Providing Unbiased Services for LGBTQ Youth Project
The Providing Unbiased Services for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Youth Project is a collaborative effort that originated in Multnomah County Oregon and focuses on training staff and encouraging policy changes to provide unbiased services for LGBTQ youth in in-home and out-of-home care settings. The collaboration has predominately focused its efforts on out-of-home care including juvenile justice detention, foster care placements, and homeless shelters.

Youth Voices


"I’m trying my best to change misconceptions about gay people."


"I’ve learned to feel comfortable with who I am, and to speak up not only for myself, but for others."


"I’m nongender, which for me, means that I don't identify as either male or female."

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