In September 2005, a group of ten former foster youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer came together for a workshop at the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, CA.
The workshop was organized by the Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project of San Francisco State's Bay Area Academy, which will show the stories throughout California and the United States in order to educate child welfare workers about issues facing LGBTQ youth in the foster care system.
The project was supported by funding from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), a legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families. NCLR will show these stories when educating child welfare staff and others around the country regarding laws and policies governing the provision of care to LGBTQ foster youth.