The LGBTQ community faces unique challenges as COVID-19 continues to sweep across the world. LGBTQ youth are overwhelmingly at a greater exposure and risk of both economic and health complications. They are less likely to have their basic needs met and to experience unemployment, food insecurity, and homelessness.

On this page, we’ll track relevant stories and resources during these extraordinary times.

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May 8, 2020

HHS Ruling Targets LGBTQ Youth During Public Health Crisis

Children’s Rights opposed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule change ending data collection regarding the sexual orientation of foster children and foster and adoptive parents in the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).

  • Christina Wilson Remlin, lead counsel at Children’s Rights, was quoted in The Chronicle for Social ChangeGay City News and Metro Weekly: “Stripping sexual orientation data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System is a huge mistake that will harm the children we serve,” Remlin said, adding that “thorough and accurate data are critical” to children’s well-being. ”This latest onslaught against facts puts politics over the best interests of children and makes LGBTQ youth and their outcomes invisible.” Remlin recently spoke with the administration urging them to withdraw the proposed rule change.


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