I’m wondering how systemic homophobia and transphobia may play into this picture. Data indicate that roughly 40% of homeless youth in the US identify as LGBTQ. According to the Williams institute, much of that is due to family rejection. Systemic racism surely plays a big role, given LGBTQ youth of color are disproportionately impacted by homelessness even among an LGBTQ youth population that’s already disproportionately impacted.
I’m just wondering about the effective of a solution that may be overlooking one of the leading drivers of youth homelessness.