STUDY: 40 Percent Of Homeless Youth Are LGBT, Family Rejection Is Leading Cause

From THINKPROGRESS comes the the below on LGBT homelessness:
Graph of Top 5 Reasons Why LGBT Youth Are Homeless

This data demands that more be done to support these agencies, but important than treating the symptom is treating the problem itself. Family rejection is devastating the lives of young people across the country, and very few organizations outside the Family Acceptance Project are addressing this issue. It’s all too easy to see LGBT homeless youth as an invisible population, but there is a very visible onslaught of anti-gay and anti-trans propaganda specifically targeting parents to raise their fears of the LGBT community. Rather than protecting children, the anti-gay efforts led by conservative evangelical Christians may very well be causing the exact kinds of child abuse that they blame LGBT people for.

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