Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Author
Lauren Palarino
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Center on Human Rights Education, University of Denver
Abstract
One of the most prevalent communities in the homeless population are those who are LGBTQ. In statistics with homeless youth who are aged 12 to 24 years old, LGBTQ individuals have 40% of the population despite them being only 7% of the general youth population. Once they become homeless they have higher risks of unsafe sexual behavior, victimization, mental health issues, and a predictor of engaging in crime than their housed counterparts.
Topic
Human Rights, Youth, LGBT+, Homelessness
Political Geography
Global Focus