Tag Archive | LGBT Homeless

US: Rule would allow shelters to turn away trans homeless people

US: Rule would allow shelters to turn away trans homeless people

The US government proposed a rule on Friday last that would let homeless shelters deny access to transgender people based on their gender identity, a proposal that rights supporters said marks an “unconscionable” setback for trans acceptance. The rule would apply to federally funded, single-sex shelters, and is intended to better protect homeless women while […]

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 […]

Million Dollar Grant for Homeless LGBT Youth in New York

A $1 million government grant has been awarded to three LGBT institutions to help homeless gay youths in New York, allowing them to fund job training and education. The $1 million grant will be shared by three organizations: the Ali Forney Center, the Hetrick-Martin Institute and the NYC LGBT Center.

Almost Half of Homeless Youth in NYC Are LGBT

In 2011, it was reported that out of the 3,600 homeless young people in New York City, 1,500 of them identified as LGBT. This short video – A Day In Our Shoes – looks at the story of one such young person, Tiffany “Life” Cocco and her story on the streets of New York. The video […]