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OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

OPINION: Helping UK LGBT+ homeless youth means addressing their needs

By Natasha Kennedy and Matt Horwood Natasha Kennedy is the policy officer, and Matt Horwood is the assistant director of communications at akt, a British charity that supports LGBT+ young people who are at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness LGBT+ young people are disproportionally affected by homelessness, with 1 in 4 young people experiencing […]

UK: LGBT Homeless Face Mental Health Issues, Exploitation & Family Rejection

UK: LGBT Homeless Face Mental Health Issues, Exploitation & Family Rejection

LGBT individuals are 14 times more likely to be homeless than straight people, largely due to being ‘rejected and ejected’ from home Soon after coming out as gay to his family, 16-year-old Samuel slept over at a friend’s house one night and never returned home, preferring to live with drug dealers, under archways, and sofa-surfing […]