LGBT Youth Homelessness
"Not a Sin" is a short film that brings awareness to the violence against LGBT youth from religous teachings that lack acceptance.
Tonight Rick Westbrook, the Executive Director of Lost-n-Found Youth, will join the homeless in surviving on the street with no cash or credit cards in order to raise awareness about LGBT youth in Atlanta who are living without homes.
Daniel Ashley Pierce, a 20-year-old gay man and subject of a viral video showing the violent reaction of his family members after he came out to them, has been named to the Board of Directors of Lost-n-Found Youth in Atlanta.
KCRW's radio talk show, To The Point, recently featured a conversation about the epidemic of homelessness facing LGBT youth in the United States, despite apparent growing acceptance for LGBT people in general. The episode was based off an article in this month's issue of Rolling Stone Magazine on the same topic.
A video making its way through the internet depicts one of the worst coming out experiences one can have. We hear a mother start with "I love you," and move quickly to kicking her son out of her home, to attacking and beating him.
Organizations across the country have sounded a call for a boost in support for LGBT youth, many of whom experience discrimination and homelessness.
An article published yesterday by NBC News titled "Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets" details the experiences of homeless LGBT youth in New York City.
A recently released report shows the severity of LGBT youth homelessness in Chicago and strategizes about what can be done about it.
Road to Home, a documentary exploring the crisis of youth homelessness in New York City, is currently in production.