Monday, March 28, 2011

From GLAAD - Photographer Josh Lehrer Raising Awareness of Homeless Transgender Teens

It would be difficult to walk around or take public transportation in most American cities and not notice the large homeless population. Homelessness is as unfortunate as it is ubiquitous. However, public attention has rarely been given to the specific struggles of homeless transgender teens. It is difficult to estimate the exact number of homeless transgender teens in the United States, but a report published by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force notes that transgender people are disproportionately represented among the national homeless population. According to the report, 1 in 5 transgender people need or are at risk of needing homeless shelter assistance. Yet, homeless transgender youth are often dismissed by even some of those shelters that are welcoming to gay, lesbian, and bisexual homeless people...

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