Today marks two-years since the shooting at #Pulse that took the lives of 49 people celebrating Latin Night during #PRIDEMonth. Join @EqualityFL and others by using #HonorThemWithAction to share how you are challenging anti-#LGBTQ harassment, discrimination, and violence.
Today’s action is focused on the manipulation of a questionaire from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that particularly addresses the needs of #LGBTQ youth.
Currently, they must ask if children left home because of “family conflict related to child’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”
Trump’s HHS would like to “streamline” their data reporting requirements, and “reduce burden on title IV-E agencies, by allowing them to stop asking this question. They would like to downgrade the information chain for Native American children as well, which tribes are fighting back with letters in the comments section describing how the placing of Indian children in foster care is both a failure to follow the rule of law and to protect children from identified and preventable harm. Continue reading “Stand Indivisible with our LGBTQ youth. Deadline to help them is tomorrow, June 13th.”