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Report Paints Bleak Picture for LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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the Trevor Project found that 28% of LGBTQ+ youth have experienced homelessness or housing instability at some point in their lives.The study, titled “Homelessness and Housing Instability Among LGBTQ Youth,” found that those who did encounter housing issues had two to four times the odds of reporting depression, anxiety, self-harm, considering suicide, and attempting suicide compared to those with stable housing.Among the group's key findings, nearly half (44 percent) of Native/Indigenous LGBTQ+ youth experienced homelessness or housing instability at some point in their life.

This is compared to 16 percent of Asian American/Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ youth, 27 percent of white LGBTQ+ youth, 27 percent of Latinx LGBTQ+ youth, 26 percent of Black LGBTQ+ youth, and 36+ of multiracial LGBTQ+ youth.

Transgender and nonbinary youth both had higher rates of homelessness and housing instability. Transgender girls and women experienced homelessness at a rate of 38 percent.

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