Brief Homeless LGBTQ Youth
Mary K. Cunningham, Michael Pergamit, Nan Marie Astone, Jessica Luna
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning (LGBTQ) youth are over-represented among the homeless youth population. Researchers and practitioners are working to improve data on homeless youth, especially LGBTQ youth, across the country. This brief summarizes the findings on LGBTQ homeless youth counted during the 2013 YouthCount!, a federal interagency initiative that aims to improve counts of unaccompanied homeless youth. The brief also shares best practices on how to improve counts of LGBTQ homeless youth, and areas where policymakers can act to improve LGBTQ youth outcomes.
Research Areas Children and youth Housing
Tags Homelessness Sexual attitudes and behavior Youth development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center