Young, gay and living on the street: LGBT youth face increased odds of homelessness

Photo source: www.trinitycentral.orgAs the cost of housing continues to soar in California and elsewhere, an increasing number of young people, especially LGBT, have become homeless. ■ By Carolyn Jones / EDSOURCE Throughout high school and college, Alicia slept in cars, tents, friends’ couches, benches, on the bus, on the train and in group homes. Almost anywhere but a shelter. “My experience with shelters is that you’d go when it was raining. You’d go to San Francisco, wait in line and sleep on the floor, if you slept at all,” the serious, soft-spoken Oakland woman, who’s now 22, said last week. “It’s scary enough to be a young person there. But if

This content is restricted to site members. If you are an existing user, please log in. New users may register below.

Existing Users Log In