Breaking the Silence: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Foster Youth


The ten short digital stories included on Breaking the Silence are powerful takes of both the successes and failures of the foster care system for a group of former foster youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) Over the course of a four day workshop at the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, California, ten youth shared their stories and learned to edit them into moving, heartfelt, and sometimes heartbreaking personal videos. Through these youths’ thoughtful, honest and insightful words and images we hear directly not only about their experiences in care but also what they think we as advocates and providers, can do to better support LGBTQ youth in the future.

Author: National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Additional Author: Center for Digital Storytelling
ISBN: M7057
Count: 1
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