They also go to coffee shops and libraries, ride public transportation, go to school, use social media… To put it simply: About one in four homeless people is thought to be LGBT. LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness interact with more than just the folks working at shelters. She was thrown out by her family when she revealed she was transitioning to a woman. LGBT youth are also disproportionately likely to become or remain homeless due to overt discrimination when seeking alternative housing — widespread discrimination in federally funded institutions frequently contributes to the growing rates of homelessness among LGBT youth.
Should homeless people be expected to live in a box?
He stayed there for several weeks before getting permanent housing. Expanding housing options — LGBT homeless persons need safer access to housing options that will respect their sexuality and personal identity, as well as provide a safe environment. Subscribe for free.
Transgender people are particularly at physical risk due to a lack of acceptance and are often turned away from shelters; in some cases signs have been posted barring their entrance.