It’s hard coming out. If you are being hurt or kicked out, here are some resources that are LGBTQI+ friendly to help.
Homelessness within the LGBTQ+ community is not uncommon. People may find it easier to generalize the experience the queer homeless have rather than viewing the issue from the perspectives of the subcommunities, for example, the transgender community. However, being able to do so is crucial when it comes to internalizing that various people experience homelessness in different ways and that taking an individual’s unique experience into account is key to helping them out more effectively in the long-run.
Every year an estimated 4.2 million young adults may experience homelessness. Seven hundred thousand of those young individuals are unaccompanied minors, meaning they are not a part of a family or accompanied by a parent. In understanding how we can help address youth homelessness, it is first important to understand the root causes of what may prompt a young individual to first experience homelessness.