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.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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