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SAMHSA Homelessness Resource Center - Stress from Family Rejection: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth


Although homelessness affects many people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth make up a disproportionate segment of that population.  Young people frequently report severe family conflict as the primary reason for their homelessness.  While 1.7 million adolescents experience at least one episode of homelessness a year, between 20-to-40 percent of that population identify as LGBT.  While we still have a long way to go, several homelessness non-profits, federal agencies and LGBT advocacy organizations, such as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Human Rights Campaign, are working together to provide solutions to this tragedy....

SAMHSA Homelessness Resource Center - Stress from Family Rejection: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth


National reports have consistently noted the prevalence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the homeless population. Many experience abandonment and severe family conflict stemming from their sexual orientation and gender identity but other factors are also present: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, substance abuse by parents, and mental health disabilities. A growing body of research bolsters the conclusion that LGBTQ youth represent approximately 20% of homeless youth. This is disproportionate to the number of LGBTQ youth (10%) in the general population. Conservatively estimated, each year over 300,000 LGBTQ youth experience at least one night of homelessness in America.
 

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