On National Coming Out Day, Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Requiring Organizations That Care for Homeless Youth to Complete LGBT Competency Training

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:10

On National Coming Out Day, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.1481A/A.3619) requiring organizations that care for homeless youth to complete LGBT competency training. Under the new law, all employees of programs and organizations in New York State that provide care to runaway or homeless youth will need to undergo training on the needs and issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, with particular emphasis on using the correct terminology when talking about gender identity and sexual orientation, addressing homophobia and transphobia from other youth in shelters, and supporting the families of LGBT youth.

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