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Voices for LGBT/Q Youth in Foster/Adoptive Care

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A Thousand Moms Talk

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Interview with the new Miss New York, Claire Buffie! Key advocate for LGBT equality. It is called the "double whammy": LGBT/Q youth coming out to biological/foster/adoptive parents at earlier and earlier ages (as young as 10) and winding up rejected and in large numbers in foster care. Gay youth who in foster/adoptive care face lack of resources and unpreparedness at every turn-- among parents and caseworkers. Conflicts can lead to costly, difficult, and sometimes dangerous situations for these youth. Joining us on the show is Sue Cardoso, Youth in Care Coordinator at Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York. Sue also works at the Drop-in Center and facilitates a monthly support group in Jamestown. She is working hard to make Gay and Lesbian Youth Services available to GLBTQ youth in foster care or in Family Court. Sue loves these youth and will shed much needed light on their lives, with caring and humor. We'll also promote our Pepsi voting (vote, please at www.athousandmoms.org or from A Thousand Moms' Facebookpage. We'll have a heartwarming story about a prom in Hudson NY. And we'll track down our PomPom Moms,the Embraceable Yous (Ewes). And our honor group of the day. Join Sue, Dr. Ray, Fred and Dave.