Homeless Youth: The Next Battle for LGBT Equality
Note from GLAAD
Despite gains in LGBT equality, there is a major (and under-addressed) problem with protecting our young people.
LGBT young people represent a dramatically high proportion of an estimated 600,000 or more homeless youths across the country -- between 20 percent and 40 percent, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. But only about 5 percent of youths identify themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.