Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets

Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets

August 12, 2014 | by Miranda Leitsinger | NBC News

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It is estimated that roughly 40% of the United States’ young homeless population identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). This article discusses why that is and how these individuals navigate the streets, the shelter system, and having a gender identity that is often stigmatized by their families and society at large.  

To learn about NCCD’s LGBT youth projects, click here.

It is estimated that roughly 40% of the United States’ young homeless population identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). This article discusses why that is and how these individuals navigate the streets, the shelter system, and having a gender identity that is often stigmatized by their families and society at large.  

To learn about NCCD’s LGBT youth projects, click here.