LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Hits Staggering Highs in NYC

NYC numbers warn of a hidden national crisis

James Finn
Nov 14, 2020 · 5 min read
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Efforts to count LGBTQ homeless teens continue despite the Trump administration

NYC numbers are staggering

They’re not usually found sleeping on park benches. They might have a place to sleep for the night, but they don’t have a key, and they don’t know how long they can stay. Or they have to trade sex for a place.

LGBTQ youth in foster care are diverse

Family rejection is cited as the main cause and outcomes are poor

NYC numbers are unexpected and the tip of the iceberg

Chicago researchers raise national alarm

These are some of their most critical findings —

It’s time to direct national resources to fix youth homelessness

But we must also stay vigilant and advocate for the most vulnerable and marginalized among us. Let’s make sure our elected representatives know we want homeless LGBTQ youth at the front of the policy-reform line.

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James Finn

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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

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

James Finn

Written by

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

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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