Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tackling issues of LBGTQ homeless youth leads to movement of change

Forum tackles homelessness among LGBTQ

NEW BRUNSWICK — Recognizing the increasing rate of homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youths — including “throw-away kids” rejected by their families — more than 100 professionals sought solutions at a symposium Thursday.

“This is not only an educational event but also a political action, as well,” said John Mikytuck, director of program resources at Life Ties/Triad House. “I am blown away that there are so many people really focused on this issue. ... Perhaps it wouldn’t be such a huge problem if (the) LGBTQ community were accepted in general.”
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