Handling LGBTQ youth in suburban Virginia can be a challenge, but Chesterfield county police are hoping to gain the skills to help.
ABC 8 managed to get a behind-the-scenes look at a LGBT youth training session provided to police officers, and spoke with Corporal Elliott Anderson, (who attended the 2014 Virginia Pride Fest) the county’s LGBT point of contact.
From the difficulties LGBTQ youth face at home, to how that trouble is manifested when they leave the home, to kids being kicked out of their homes or choosing to leave because of the pressures they face – this training session covered a diverse range of topics.
Check out the video and the conversation with Anderson below:
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