May is National Foster Care Month, a full month out of the year set aside to acknowledge and recognize those who play a role in the lives of youth in foster care.

Often when people think about the hardships of LGBTQ youth it is in relation to school-discrimination in classrooms, social events, bullying, and more. LGBTQ youth are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system, too.


In accordance with this month of awareness, GLAD wants to shine a spotlight on the rights of LGBTQ youth in the foster care system. This sheet includes inclusive information on:

  • Safety and Non-Discrimination; and
  • Equal Treatment and Services

As always, please contact us at if you find that your rights are not being respected. GLAD will do what we can to get you the resources that you need in order to combat discrimination.