More on Youth/Students
The Youth and Family Acceptance Task Force directs the Caucus in its work to protect LGBT youth. The Task Force helps educate the families of LGBT youth toward acceptance, focuses on legislation that protects LGBT youth from discrimination in homeless shelters and adoption and foster systems, and criminalizes services that force LGBT youth into rejecting their LGBT identities.
The Education and Schools Task Force strives to end bullying and discrimination of LGBT students within schools. The Task Force promotes anti-harassment and anti-bullying legislation, as well as other initiatives that work to protect all students.
This week the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus held a briefing on LGBT Youth Homelessness in Cannon House Office Building, and one by one, panelists called on Congress to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.