STUDY: 40 Percent Of Homeless Youth Are LGBT, Family Rejection Is L...

As many as 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBT, and a new Williams Institute study of youth shelters confirms this estimate. Between October 2011 and March 2012, 354 agencies completed surveys about their clients and found that about 40 percent of their homeless and non-homeless clients were LGBT (9 percent of whom identified as bisexual).

Of all the agencies’ LGBT homeless clients, 68 percent have experienced family rejection and more than half (54 percent) experienced abuse in their family.

Rather than protecting children, the anti-gay efforts led by conservative evangelical Christians may very well be causing the exact kinds of child abuse that they blame LGBT people for.

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More unfortunate evidence that religion doesn't guarantee morality... as you said, these anti-LGBT conservative Christians are causing the exact suffering and child abuse they blame "teh gays" for.

(And to them, trans people are "confused" or "rebelling" or even possessed.)

I have always wanted to do something for the community - to contribute instead of just sitting on my ass doing nothing. Although I am currently volunteering with a local LGB&T charity, I still feel that I need to do more. It saddens me when people who are fortunate 'look away' people who are less fortunate - sometimes even exploiting them, even to the extend of getting political gain.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to money. I or the charity that I volunteer with could not do a lot without having financial support. 

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