City Limits“By not requiring schools to have genders and sexualities alliances, or pushing for inclusive curriculum in all schools, the DOE is refusing to take important steps proven to increase the health and safety of students.”
City Limits"Mayor Eric Adams’s current budget contains even more cuts to the commission which do nothing but create unnecessary harm to everyday New Yorkers." Co-written by Amy Leipziger, Director of Free to Be Youth
Teen Vogue"I also fall under some of many other statistics: I’m among the up to 40% of homeless youth in the US who identify as LGBTQ+. I’m one of approximately 8,400 queer youth in New York City who are homeless." - Co-written by Davina Hayes & Free to Be Youth Project Director Amy Leipziger
The MarginsThough addressing school-based practices is not a global solution for the other adverse childhood experiences for LGBTQ+ youth, it can be a start towards creating a safe space for those in need.
City Limits“If Mayor Adams truly wants to make good on his promises to stem the homelessness crisis in the city and provide substantive mental health to the city’s youth, he must first make it easier, not harder, to access safe and affordable housing.”
Watch Your Language: How A School District’ our Language: How A School District’s Failure To Provide Meaningful Communication Has Impacted Students During the Pandemic
BYU Education & Law Journal"Watch Your Language: How A School District's Failure To Provide Meaningful Communication Has Impacted Students During the Pandemic." By Amy Leipziger
Harvard Journal of Law & Gender"Shaking the Tree: Using Advocacy to Push School Districts to Meet Their Obligations Under Title IX" By Amy Leipziger