Very distressing numbers about the number of homeless youth that are LGBT and their struggles. Snapshot below. Read the entire breakdown from the Center for America Progress here.
An alarming number of gay and transgender young people are homeless
320,000 to 400,000: A conservative estimate of the number of gay and transgender youth facing homelessness each year.
14.4: The average age that lesbian and gay youth in New York become homeless.
13.5: The average age that transgender youth in New York become homeless.
Homeless gay and transgender youth see higher rates of abuse and victimization
58 percent: The portion of homeless gay and transgender youth who have been sexually assaulted, compared to 33 percent of homeless heterosexual youth.
44 percent: The portion of homeless gay and transgender youth who reported being asked by someone on the street to exchange sex for money, food, drugs, shelter, or clothes, compared to 26 percent of straight homeless youth.