Monday, January 21, 2013

National Recommended Best Practices for Serving LGBT Homeless Youth

From the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are overrepresented in the homeless population. Research indicates that each year, hundreds of thousands of LGBT youth will experience homelessness. LGBT youth are not only overrepresented in homeless youth populations, but reports indicate that while living on the streets, LGBT youth are at great risk of physical and sexual exploitation. Unfortunately, many LGBT homeless youth resort to trading sex to meet their basic needs. Further, just trying to survive in street environments or with transitory and unstable housing can increase mental health problems and disabilities.

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