Florida agency reinstates protections for LGBT youth

The Florida Department of Children and Families has reinstated a proposal explicitly banning bullying and harassment of LGBT foster children in group homes — including so-called gay-to-straight conversion therapy — after a public outcry by civil rights groups, child-welfare advocates and former foster youth.

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Florida agency reinstates protections for LGBT youth

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Children and Families has reinstated a proposal explicitly banning bullying and harassment of LGBT foster children in group homes — including so-called gay-to-straight conversion therapy — after a public outcry by civil rights groups, child-welfare advocates and former foster youth. DCF is also creating a position for a full-time…

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