Among homeless youth in Canada, between 20% and 40% are LGBT youth.
This is one of the troubling findings of Where Am I Going To Go? Intersectional Approaches to Ending LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness in Canada & the US, presented as the first academic work to focus specifically on this subject.
Tim Aubry, a professor at the University of Ottawa School of Psychology and holder of the Faculty Research Chair in Community Mental Health and Homelessness, discusses the barriers faced by many young LGBT people.
From the books official website:
This book is an effort to address LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and two-spirit) youth homelessness in both Canada & the U.S. It includes an examination of the identity-related structural barriers LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness face while accessing adequate services and transitioning out of homelessness, as well as program models that successfully address those barriers.
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