Gay youths more likely to report trouble in foster care, study finds

Gay foster youths are twice as likely to report being treated poorly by the foster care system than their straight counterparts, according to a new study of Los Angeles County's foster care system. They have more foster care placements, are more likely to be living in a group home and are three times more likely than straight youths to have been hospitalized for emotional reasons at some point in their lives. They are also highly overrepresented in the county system, according to a study released Wednesday by UCLA's Williams Institute, which studies LGBT demographics, and Holarchy Consulting. Nearly 1 in 5 L..A. County foster youths identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,...