Today is #40toNoneDay to raise awareness about LGBT youth homelessness

Today is #40toNoneDay, a day to raise public awareness about LGBT youth homelessness. Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, yet LGBT young people make up less than 7% of the general youth population. While there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason. For #40toNoneDay, GLAAD and other LGBT advocates are working with the True Colors Fund to work toward reducing the disproportionate percentage from 40% to none.

#40toNoneDay is for everyone who cares about ending LGBT youth homelessness. LGBT youth homelessness is often referred to as an “invisible issue” – because no one is talking about it. In order to make a difference, we need everyone to know it exists. This national day serves as an opportunity to raise public awareness about LGBT youth homelessness and to provide supporters with simple ways to make a difference.

To get involved on #40toNoneDay, we encourage everyone to use their voices to bring this issue to light. One way you can show your support is by sharing the #40toNoneDay "unselfie" on social media. Download the "unselfie" sign, post a picture using the hashtag #40toNoneDay, and let the world know you’re committed to ending LGBT youth homelessness.

It's up to ALL of us to end LGBT youth homelessness. #40ToNoneDay

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For more updates about #40toNoneDay, visit and the True Colors Fund Twitter page.