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LGBT Populations: A Snapshot of the Knowledge Base and Research Needs

Published: March 12, 2015
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care, Cross Cutting, Youth Services, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Research Development Project on Human Service Needs of LGBT Populations, 2012-2015 | Learn more about this project

These chapter briefs were developed as part of a larger Needs Based Assessment that sought to discover what is known about low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their interactions with human services, especially services funded by ACF, and identifies important areas for further research.

The briefs are separated into three topic areas: low-income and at-risk LGBT populations, the child welfare system and LGBT youth and LGBT adults, and LGBT youth (particularly runaway and homeless youth and sexual health). These briefs provide an abridged summary of their respective chapters found in the expansive Needs Assessment report. 

A Project Brief summarizes the Needs Assessment report.

The Needs Assessment report details the findings of the project.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019