Ewing non-profit, LifeTies, offer a place for homeless LGBTQ youth to stay.

By Michele Alperin
June 4, 2013

Triad-House-Mary-InzanaWhile liberal 20-somethings are posting supportive messages on Facebook each time a new state adopts gay marriage, there are still LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) youth who are getting shunned and kicked out of their houses.

According to a 2006 report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and the National Coalition for the Homeless, LGBTQ youth account for 20 to 40 percent of homeless youth in the United States, but only 5 percent of the nation’s youth population.

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