New Blog Post – The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of LGBTQ Youth

New Blog Post – The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of LGBTQ Youth

November 26, 2012 | by 

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Every year approximately 300,000 children become victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 is the governing federal law that seeks to combat human trafficking. TVPA states that sex trafficking of children occurs when anyone under the age of 18 is induced to perform a “commercial sex act,” which is defined as “any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.”

Every year approximately 300,000 children become victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 is the governing federal law that seeks to combat human trafficking. TVPA states that sex trafficking of children occurs when anyone under the age of 18 is induced to perform a “commercial sex act,” which is defined as “any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.”

In our latest blog post, NCCD’s Bernadette Brown discusses how recent efforts to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) have focused on girls, at the expense of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Click here to read Bernadette’s blog.