Right off the bat, these young people are presented with an uneven playing field. Family conflict is the most common cause of all youth homelessness. For LGBTQ youth in particular, the conflict tends to be over their sexual orientation or gender identity. According to service providers, additional reasons include aging out of the foster care system, poverty, and conflict in the home. It's also crucial that all levels of government are doing what they can to help fund these vital services and ensure that LGBTQ youth are protected when seeking support. What do lesbian gay bisexual and questioning youth experiencing homelessness need?
LGBTQ Youth Programs-At-A-Glance
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth in the Global South - Advocates for Youth
The National Park Service LGBTQ Initiative projects explore how the legacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations. We recognize that LGBTQ identities are very personal, and have also shifted over time the idea of a homosexual identity, for example, dates from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Using terms that are recognizable today, it is not our intention to exclude those who could not, or would not, have used them. For example, many have had the word queer used against them as an insult and accompanying physical violence; yet in the s, queer was reclaimed as a word of power and identity by individuals and groups like Queer Nation who played an important role in American history. Recognizing that the word queer is uncomfortable to some, the scholars wanted to acknowledge the importance of groups like Queer Nation and the reclaiming of the word, as well as to have the initiative inclusive of those who, for personal or political reasons, do not feel represented by LGBT. On June 10, the National Park Service hosted a scholars' roundtable about this initiative.
Supporting and Caring for our Bisexual Youth
Get involved in our campaigns and help ensure young people's health and rights. Also available in [ PDF ] format. Globally, around 76 countries currently criminalize same-sex relations and five countries impose the death penalty on people caught engaging in same-sex activities. In every region of the world, transgender individuals face significant human rights violations.
By Harrie Farrow. Not, they say, because they don't that believe bisexuality or biphobia exists, nor ;" they claim ;" because they are biphobic, but rather because they are bitter about bi people not helping in the fight against homophobia. Wait, let me rephrase that, WHAT!!! There are so many things wrong with that notion, that it makes bi-activists heads explode. Although biphobia is a separate menace from homophobia, the bi community still suffers at the hands of homophobia, so of course we have been involved all along in fighting for gay rights.