Preventing the Tragedy of LGBT Youth Homelessness

Although there is plenty to be excited about in terms of the recent strides made in the area of LGBT marriage rights, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done for LGBT kids.  One of the largest populations of homeless youth is composed of LGBT teens who have come out to their families and are then disowned and forced to leave.  While 1.7 million adolescents experience at least one episode of homelessness a year, between 20-to-40 percent of that population identify as LGBT.

The USC School of Social Work in partnership with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Human Rights Campaign has designed the following infographic to highlight some of the unique challenges that lead to LGBT youth homelessness, in addition to some of the mental health problems that affect the population:

Preventing the Tragedy of LGBT Youth Homelessness

Via Social Work License Map and MSW@USC


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