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Walking in Two Worlds: Supporting the Two Spirit and Native LGBTQ Community

Created by the MN Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition with the assistance of Lenny Hayes as a consultant, this educational booklet aims to educate and bring awareness of the issues that impact Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ individuals and community for tribal communities, individuals, organizations, and the overall LGBTQ community. This booklet was designed to also help other populations get a basic understanding of the term Two-Spirit, what it means to individuals who identify, and to understand the impact of violence of all forms on this population.

To print this booklet you must first contact MIWSAC for permission. Contact information is at the end of the booklet.


Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Families in Adoption

This resource reviews polices and practice related to recruitment and retention which organizations should utilize to target and support LGBT-headed families.

Children’s Bureau Child Welfare Information Gateway (2011)

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In January 2005, after more than 3 1/2 years of hard work, San Diego LGBT Community Center announced the creation of an innovative youth supportive housing project.

This cutting-edge program is one of the first projects of its kind in the United States. The Youth Housing Project provides 23 units of affordable, supportive housing for youth between 18-24 years of age, with a special focus on LGBTQ+ and HIV+ youth. 

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Transitional Housing Placement + Foster Care Program

Most young people turn to their parents for help even after they turn 18. But 65% of foster youth in California leave foster care at age 18 with no place to call home.


This innovative housing and foster care program provides youth a stable environment where they can learn the skills they’ll need to live on their own in the community.

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The Center is the cornerstone of our LGBTQ community in the Coachella Valley. Each year, they log more than 65,000 visits as folks come here to meet and make connections, find support systems and to take advantage of their many resources.


Want to know what The Center has for you? Visit their website for a  complete calendar to learn more about upcoming programs, events and community groups

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Foreward by Dr. Gerald Mallon.

The special challenges of coming out while in care are explored through stories by gay and straight teens and staff. Activities for every story make this book ideal for staff training or independent living classes.

“This book offers practical resources for creating supportive environments. It is an important book for teens and adults alike.”
—Stephen T. Russell, Ph.D., Director, 4-H Center for Youth Development, University of California, Davis


The world has changed a lot in the last few years for lesbian, gay, transgender and questioning individuals, for the better in a lot of ways. Yet, significant challenges remain in the quest for equality and its effects on well-being.


Sexual and gender minorities face legal discrimination in many areas, and the battle for equality is far from over. The U.S. attorney general has worked to roll back legal protections, for example, and the president has announced a ban on transgender individuals in the military.

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Hidden Injustice represents the first effort to examine the experiences of LGBT youth in juvenile courts across the country.


The report is  based on information collected from 414 surveys and 65 interviews with juvenile justice professionals, including judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, probation officers, detention staff, and other juvenile justice advocates; focus groups and interviews of 55 youth who possess relevant firsthand experience; and an extensive review of relevant social science and legal research findings.

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