Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-06-08
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

LBQ girls, women of color overrepresented in child welfare and criminalization systems
-- From a press release
2022-04-07

This article shared 466 times since Thu Apr 7, 2022
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


A new review of studies by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) girls, particularly girls of color, are overrepresented in foster care and the carceral system. The proportion of Black and American Indian LBQ girls in foster care is four times higher than in the general population.

Using data from multiple studies, researchers examined the disproportional impact of the foster care and criminalization systems on LBQ girls and women. Results show that there is 2.5 times the proportion of LBQ girls in custody as there are in the general population (40% vs 16%, respectively). In addition, one-third of incarcerated women are LBQ (33%), which is 10 times the proportion of women who identify as LBQ in the U.S. population.

In addition, the majority of system-involved LBQ girls and women are racial minorities. An estimated 89% of LBQ girls in foster care and 61% of LBQ incarcerated women are people of color.

"The youth detention and foster care data showing overrepresentation of LBQ girls of color, along with high rates of overincarceration among LBQ women, indicate a persistent impact of youth criminalization," said lead author Bianca D.M. Wilson, Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute. "More research and policy attention should focus on the long-term consequences of youth dual-system involvement and its role in the foster care-to-prison pipeline among sexual and racial minority girls."

KEY FINDINGS

Overall, there are equal proportions of girls in foster care (48%) as there are in the general U.S. population (49%).

There are 1.4 times more LBQ girls in foster care (13%) than in the general population of girls (10%).

Among LBQ girls, there are twice as many girls of color in foster care as there are in the general population (89% vs 43%, respectively).

There are 2.5 times as many LBQ girls who are in custody as there are in the general population of girls (40% vs 16%).

Among LBQ girls, there are twice as many Black girls in custody as there are in the general population (34% vs 17%).

There are 10 times as many LBQ women who are incarcerated as there are in the general population of women (33% vs 3%).

While 39% of the general population of LBQ women are people of color, 61% of incarcerated LBQ women are people of color.

Among LBQ women who had been in foster care as a child, 40% had been moved to different placements because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Read the report: williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/system-involved-lbq-girls-women/ .

The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, a think tank on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy, is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research with real-world relevance.


This article shared 466 times since Thu Apr 7, 2022
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

New MAP analysis: How states rank on voting & democracy compared to LGBTQ equality
2022-07-01
-- From a press release - As we wrap up Pride Month, we at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) are sharing new analyses utilizing our LGBTQ Equality Maps, which track 50+ LGBTQ state laws and policies, and our new Democracy Maps, which ...


Gay News

ACLU files case against Indiana's anti-trans law
2022-07-01
On July 1, a law banning transgender girls from playing on girls' sports teams in schools went into effect. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked for an injunction on the law, WTHR reported. On ...


Gay News

VIEWS How same-sex couples can ensure parenting rights if Supreme Court reverses Obergefell
2022-06-30
By Jeffery M. Leving - After the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade last week, many are now wondering if the court would go after same-sex marriage next. Justice Samuel Alito, in his majority decision, wrote that nothing in its ...


Gay News

Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court
2022-06-30
On June 30, Ketanji Brown Jackson marked a milestone in U.S. representation when she was sworn in as the first Black woman in history to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. She also becomes only the ...


Gay News

Ricky Martin at center of $3M lawsuit
2022-06-30
Superstar singer/actor Ricky Martin has been sued by his former talent manager, Rebecca Drucker, Deadline reported. Drucker was Martin's manager during 2014-18 and 2020-22. The complaint, filed June 29 in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks in ...


Gay News

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years
2022-06-30
On June 29, Chicago-born R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, The Chicago Tribune reported. The sentence marked a fall from grace after decades of sexual-misconduct ...


Gay News

Wisconsin governor challenges abortion ban
2022-06-29
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the state's 173-year-old ban on abortions, asking a state court to declare the law unenforceable, ABC 7 Chicago reported. In ...


Gay News

Survey: Americans hold complex views on gender identity and trans+ Issues
2022-06-29
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) — As the United States addresses issues of transgender rights and the broader landscape around gender identity continues to shift, the American public holds a complex set of views around these ...


Gay News

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission adds X gender marker to charge intake process
2022-06-28
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today full implementation of the opportunity to select a nonbinary "X" gender marker during the intake process for filing a charge of discrimination. "By adding a ...


Gay News

HRC on how the end of Roe v. Wade impacts the LGBTQ+ community
2022-06-28
-- From a press release. Video below. - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in light of the dangerous Supreme Court decision in Dobbs ...


Gay News

Task Force issues reaction to religious-freedom SCOTUS rulings
2022-06-28
-- From a National LGBTQ Task Force press release - Statement from the National LGBTQ Task Force Policy Director Liz Seaton on the recent religious-freedom SCOTUS rulings: Upending decades of precedent that protected the religious freedom of students across the country and strongly supported our Democracy ...


Gay News

Twenty-six people arrested following Chicago Pride Parade
2022-06-28
Chicago Police Department (CPD) made 26 arrests in the evening hours following the 51st annual Pride Parade on June 26, according to CPD Superintendent David Brown. Although few incidents occurred during the parade itself, "the drunk ...


Gay News

VIEWS Workers' rights are LGBTQ+ rights
2022-06-27
June usually marks a joyous month for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies as we reflect on the decades of hard work that our community and movement have put into securing and promoting our civil rights. ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Biden's proposal, VP Harris, Elizabeth Taylor, outbreak, candidates
2022-06-26
Lambda Legal issued a press release lauding the Biden administration for issuing proposed regulations that will help protect LGBTQI+ youth against unlawful discrimination. The proposed rules, issued by the U.S. ...


Gay News

Supreme Court justice says marriage-equality ruling should be reconsidered
2022-06-24
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued in a concurring opinion regarding the revocation of the constitutional right to abortion that the U.S. Supreme Court "should reconsider" its past rulings codifying rights to contraception access, same-sex ...


 



Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.