Why are there so many LGBTQ+ homeless youth?
What is LGBTQ+ youth homelessness?
1 in 4 teens are forced to leave home after they come out. Despite significant progress for the LGBTQ+ community in recent years, coming out can still be a traumatic experience. Once homeless, young LGBTQ+ people are at high risk of facing violence, discrimination, sexual exploitation, and substance abuse. We spoke to Lucy Bowyer, Director of Services at akt, to find out more.