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BOSTON — As the health and safety of trans and queer youth are jeopardized across the country, there were a few minutes of hope on Wednesday in Boston when Adm. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services and first transgender federal official confirmed by the U.S. Senate, visited the Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth.

Levine, who grew up in nearby Wakefield, Mass. toured the facility and spoke with staff and youth leaders of the local social support organization and clinic. At multiple sites across the state, BAGLY provides queer youth with a place to both give and receive support for their physical, social, and developmental needs.

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