GLAD is committed to supporting LGBTQ youth in state care, as well as to ensure all families and children have equal access to the legal protections of parentage. We are pleased to share an event with you, hosted by the Center for Advanced Practice at Adoption Rhode Island, that affects our community in every state.

Please join this discussion to hear from local and national experts on advocacy issues for LGBTQ children, youth, and families:
  • Patience Crozier, GLAD’s Senior Staff Attorney and advocate for parentage reform and for LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system
  • Congressman David Cicilline, U.S. Representative (RI-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus who introduced H.R. 5.: The Equality Act
  • Senator Dawn Euer, State Senator Rhode Island District 13, Principal of the Law Office of Dawn Euer, and former Deputy Campaign Director for Marriage Equality RI
  • Schylar Baber, Executive Director of Voice for Adoption, Co-Chair of the Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign, and former foster youth
With LGBTQ youth and family rights in the courts and in the news, it’s more important than ever to be informed and involved. Click here to learn more and register.