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Amid toll of COVID-19, violence compounds grief for families of homicide victims

  Radiah Jamil, Kayla Johnson and Diamond Thomas-Dean Philadelphia-- Isolated from in-person connection due to the pandemic, Philadelphia mothers gather weekly from behind computer screens to partake in a virtual support group as they cope with their loss of a loved one.  The need for virtual grief groups like those that the violence prevention and...

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Even before COVID, LGBTQ+ youth faced a high risk of homelessness. The pandemic only made things worse.

By Sarah Gandluri and Sydney Johnson Special to the Washington Blade  WASHINGTON -- Squashed between friends on a plush couch at a shelter for homeless LGBTQ+ young people, Jada Doll talked about what happened after she began to express her identity as a transgender woman. She moved in with her boyfriend when she was a...