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Daily Action 6.20.17

LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness face particular hardships that their straight peers, also experiencing homelessness, don’t necessarily face.

“LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individuals face a particular set of challenges, both in becoming homeless as well as when they are trying to avoid homelessness. LGBT persons face social stigma, discrimination, and often rejection by their families, which adds to the physical and mental strains/challenges that all homelessness persons must struggle with.”

Read more from National Coalition for the Homeless to find out why LGBTQ youth experiencing homeless are at risk and what you can do to help.