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LGBTQ Youth Series from Windy City Times
2012-12-05

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20-40

The national estimated percentage of homeless youth who are LGBT, according to most studies and reports on the topic.

300,000

The conservative estimated number of LGBTQ youth who experience at least one night of homelessness a year in the U.S., according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

58

The national percentage of homeless LGBT youth who have been sexually assaulted, according to data from the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce, Human Rights Campaign and Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California.

94

The national percentage of homeless service providers that work with LGBT youth, according to a survey published by the Williams Institute, The Palette Fund and the True Colors Fund.

46

The percentage of young people who fled their homes because of family rejections of their gender identity or sexual orientation, according to a survey published by the Williams Institute, The Palette Fund and the True Colors Fund.

87

The percentage of 2012 anti-LGBTQ and HIV-related murder victims in 2011 that were people of color, as documented by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (people of color made up just 49 percent of those studied).

34

The percentage of Black transgender people who live on less than $10,000 a year, as documented in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

Generation Halsted is an eight-week series that seeks to capture youth voices not typically represented in Windy City Times and other media. The young people portrayed have many housing situations, gender identities and sexual orientations. The series looks primarily, but not exclusively, at Boystown, where an influx of young LGBTQ people has been a source of controversy. Windy City Times will continue to explore the issues raised here beyond this series.

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