Tag Archive | Homelessness
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 […]
Poverty is one of the main issues facing bisexual people. Yet it is a problem that is seriously overlooked. Bisexual people are the ‘invisible majority’ of the LGBT+ community. Despite being the largest group under the rainbow flag by some measures, our needs and our marginalisation are often ignored.
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 […]
NUI Galway’s School of Law will host a half-day conference later today, Tuesday, 17 April, focusing on the theme of ‘Homelessness, the housing crisis and socio-economic rights’. The conference will take place in the Hardiman Building, NUI Galway, from 2.30pm-5.15pm. The conference will bring together academic and civil society voices concerning legal and policy responses […]