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New website features legal info for LGBT, HIV+ youth in New England

New website features legal info for LGBT, HIV+ youth in New England

BOSTON — A Boston-based LGBT legal rights advocacy group has set up a new website to provide helpful information to young people in New England about their legal rights in school, sports, work and the juvenile justice system.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) set up the website as an educational tool for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive youth.

It is also designed to be helpful for parents, teachers, school administrators and youth workers, and provides links to local youth programs and services in each New England state.

GLAD provides this introductory video to the site:

A GLAD representative said the information on the website is not legal advice, but is meant to give youth and their supporters enough information about the laws in their states to advocate for themselves.

The website is here.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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