Did You Know?
- The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force analysis of available research suggests that between 20 to 40% of all homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Youth: An Epidemic of Homelessness
- Studies have shown that an estimated 8% of youth under age 18 will experience at least one incident of homelessness each year. In the District this means as many as 7,354 youth experience homelessness annually. This number does not include youth over the age of 18, nor their children, so the number is actually much higher.
DC Alliance of Youth Advocates Issue Brief: Youth Homelessness
- During a year approximately 550,000 unaccompanied, single youth and young adults up to age 24 experience a homelessness episode of longer than one week. Approximately 380,000 of those youth are under the age of 18.
An Emerging Framework for Ending Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness
The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. To fulfill our mission, we focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts & culture, social & support services, and advocacy and community building.
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) is a community health organization dedicated to partnering with young people to end HIV/AIDS. During our 20+ years of service, MTA has provided education programs and prevention resources to well over 200,000 young people, family members, and youth workers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
SMYAL supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.
Us Helping Us
Us Helping Us, People Into Living is committed to improving the health and well being of Black gay/SGL men through innovative programs and services, and – through a vision of inclusiveness – to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the entire Black community.