Executive Director of the South Central West Virginia Big Brothers Big Sisters comes on to tell us all about the recent controversy and loss of funding stemming from their decision to accept a grant for LGTB training. West Virginia has the highest percentage of kids and teens who identify as transgender, and LGBT are at higher risk of suicide than other kids. Their decision to teach tolerance led to the withdrawal of $80k of funding. They are trying to make up the difference, but they are already having to cut services to kids. She tells us about the outpouring of support from the community as well as her plan to move on from this controversy and keep helping kids.
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