The Human Rights Campaign works tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of young people across the country every day. There’s no doubt that we’ve seen remarkable progress recently – but there’s so much more to do. That’s why HRC launched the Campaign for Youth this month.
My team at HRC focuses entirely on LGBTQ children, youth, and families.
I provide guidance to social workers who serve children and youth in foster care. They are committed to making life better for the young people they serve and just need additional information to make sure they’re doing the best they can to serve LGBTQ youth, too. They look to the Human Rights Campaign for this help.
You can make sure social workers get the information they need to serve LGBTQ foster youth.
There is urgency to this work.
- LGBTQ youth are over-represented in foster care.
- LGBTQ youth are mistreated or discriminated against while in foster care.
- Agencies need to do a better job ensuring that LGBTQ youth are connected with LGBTQ-friendly foster parents.
But really the reason to get involved is much simpler: LGBTQ youth deserve it.
Every single young person deserves to know that they are loved, that they belong, and that there are adults in this world who care about them and will be in their corner no matter what.