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LGBTQ Support

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ACS is committed to creating a safe and affirming environment where all young people can thrive, no matter their sexual orientation or gender-identity and expression. The ACS Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice raises awareness and helps make sure that all of our services are affirming of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) youth and families.

For Youth

For Families

For Practitioners

ACS LGBTQ Policies

LGBTQ Resources

LGBTQ Incident & Inquiry Reporting

About the ACS Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice

Nominate Outstanding Leaders for ACS' 5th Annual LGBTQ & Ally Awards

Featured LGBTQ Resource

Check out our Safe & Respected: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Best Practices Guide (Updated June 2017)

Read more about ACS’ LGBTQ youth climate survey of youth in foster care featured in the Wall Street Journal.

ACS ally awards flyer

ACS LGBTQ events calendar

Programs & Initiatives