The Need for Safe Spaces: Exploring the Experiences of Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk


Research indicates that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified (LGBTQ) youth are at greater risk of homelessness than their heterosexual peers, and are more likely to leave home as the result of physical abuse, often because of conflicts with parents about sexual orientation. In 2013, several community agencies contacted university researchers about the growing problem of homelessness among LGBTQ youth in the local nine-county area. In response to this outreach, the researchers have collaborated with these agencies to form a community working group and to design the current study to assess community needs surrounding homeless LGBTQ youth.
PeriodNov 19 2019
Held atAll Saints Roman Catholic Church, United States
Degree of RecognitionLocal