David Ambroz on mental illness robbing families, foster care segregating queer kids

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“When I was young years ago, being queer was a diagnosis and you could be segregated and separated from ‘normal kids.’ And that is a huge problem,” David Ambroz recalls of his early teen years in foster care. Photo courtesy of David Ambroz.

Growing up, David Ambroz had a mom with mental illness, and his family experienced homelessness before he moved to the foster care system, which can be especially hard for LGBTQ youth.

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