In some states, your 6-year-old child can be arrested. Advocates want that changed

From NPR.org | by Cheryl Corley | Kaia Rolle was 6 years old when police arrested her at a Florida school in 2019. The then-first-grader was accused of kicking and punching staff members while throwing a tantrum. A police officer used zip ties to handcuff her. The video of her crying and pleading with a …

Texas governor calls gender affirming care ‘child abuse.’ This family fights back

From NPR.org | by Wade Goodwyn | Almost from the moment he was born, Grayson Briggle had an identity of his own. By the time he was 3 years old he was consistently referring to himself as a boy, although he was assigned female at birth. He insisted on short haircuts and boys’ clothes. Read …

It’s still the apocalypse, let’s give ourselves and one another some grace

From NonprofitAF.org | By Vu Le | Hi everyone. It is spring in the northern hemisphere. It’s my favorite season and love it as much as we all love MYGOD (multi-year general operating dollars). The days are getting longer and the crocuses and daffodils and tulips are popping up and the cherry blossoms will explode …

A third of trans youth are at risk of losing gender-affirming care, study says

From NPR.org | by Vanessa Romo | The recent wave of Republican-led bans attempting to block transgender minors from accessing gender-affirming medical care may be fertile political ground for conservatives in an election year, but a new study shows the bans are putting tens of thousands of vulnerable young people in jeopardy. Read full story …

The Casey Foundation’s Journey Toward Equitable Grant Making

From The Annie E. Casey Foundation Blog | by Katie Tetrault | Too often, fun­ders fail to con­sid­er the total cost of their grants, cre­at­ing fund­ing gaps that have a dis­pro­por­tion­ate impact on small­er non­prof­its and orga­ni­za­tions of color. Grantees that lack suf­fi­cient fund­ing strug­gle to pay for basic oper­a­tional costs, such as rent, util­i­ties, …

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