Last month the Trevor Project published its latest survey on LGBTQ youth mental health. The report is shocking to read, but a powerful signal that it is time to act to provide adequate resources and protections to ensure the mental health and stability of LGBTQ youth. Nearly 34,000 LGBTQ people aged 13 to 24 – 45% of […]
A few years back I was asked by a thoughtful young woman why I never use a pronoun for god. My answer was – and is, because I try to speak about god the way god speaks to us – that god is not a static being, but rather a dynamic, restless force in our […]
My wife Laurie and I are the rabbis of Congregation Micah in Brentwood, Tennessee – a spiritual community that adopted the words of Micah (6:8), the Biblical prophet and civil rights advocate, as our congregation’s message of equality and welcome for all: “Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with thy God.” The prophet’s words call […]
Amidst the growing momentum to transform what has been known as the child welfare system and reimagine true support and empowerment of families and communities, my transition to this role could not be more timely. As the Director of Advocacy and Policy, I will lead Children’s Rights in expanding our use of policy and legislation to achieve […]
LGBTQ+ children are facing violence and discrimination because of who they are. Children’s Rights is fighting to preserve existing anti-discrimination state laws and introduce a federal bill that will keep these children safe.
The US Supreme Court could give taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies a license to discriminate. A new report examines the dangers this ruling could cause children and families if passed.
This Pride Month marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. But Pride 2020 differs from previous years – with celebrations canceled or moved to virtual space as people are forced to continue to social distance. For many LGBTQ+ young people involved in the child welfare system, this means they are living in unsupportive […]
Our executive director Sandy Santana and social justice activist Ruth Messinger condemn harmful “religious freedom” policies that limit the availability of safe and loving foster homes.
In a major victory for a transgender rights, a judge in Florida ruled that a 17-year-old transgender boy has the right to use the boys’ bathroom at his public high school.