LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

An estimated 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. These young people cite running away from home or being rejected by their families because of their LGBTQ status as the two most common reasons for being homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Human Rights Campaign and its public education arm, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, work to prevent youth homelessness through policy and training and technical assistance for service providers across the U.S.

Federal Advocacy

State & Local Advocacy

Public Education & Outreach

  • All Children - All Families Project
    Many LGBTQ young people who are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless, have had negative experiences with the child welfare system. The HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families Project works with child welfare agencies -- both public and private -- across the U.S. to assist them in improving services for LGBTQ youth and families.

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