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Abstract

This Article will discuss and critique the tenuous relationship between the law and APA LGBT youth. APA LGBT youth stand as a compelling example of a vulnerable community—one that faces exposure to racism, homophobia, and mental health battles—that, for unknown reasons, are markedly disassociated from using the courts. This Article traces this estrangement to a slew of practical barriers that make legal relief improbable for an APA LGBT. Such obstacles range from the tremendous difficulty in contacting a lawyer, to an inadequate body of substantive legal protection. As a result, unless steps are taken to address this problem, APA LGBT youth community will remain largely excluded from the possibility of legal justice.

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