Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Health
Gender and sexual minorities are at greater risk for experiencing homelessness, and LGBTQ+ people without homes face greater barriers to services and ultimately escaping homelessness. Indeed, oppression of young people’s diverse gender identities and sexual orientations is a principal driver of homelessness among youth. Learn more from our resources and our partners’ on this often-overlooked population.
Collaboration of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center.
Collaboration of the Corporation for Supportive Housing, National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, National Center for Health in Public Housing, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center.
Presented at the National Health Care for the Homeless Conference.
National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center – This publication addresses health disparities that LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness face and focuses on ways to increase engagement of LGBTQIA+ youth into health and housing programs.
To better understand provider experiences serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) runaway and homeless youth, this study reports on case studies of four local agencies receiving grants from the Administration for Children and Family’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program. The purpose of the study was to learn about programs’ strategies for identifying and serving LGBTQ RHY, the challenges programs face in understanding and addressing the needs of this population, and potential areas for future research.
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. 2010; 14:320-339
National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. 2011.
Child Welfare. 2006 Mar-Apr;85(2):151-70.
American Journal of Public Health. 2002; 92(5):773-777
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, welcoming nearly a quarter-million client visits from ethnically diverse youth and adults each year. Through its Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic and on-site pharmacy, the Center offers free and low-cost health, mental health, HIV/AIDS medical care and HIV/STD testing and prevention. The Center also offers legal, social, cultural, and educational services, with unique programs for seniors, families and youth, including a 24-bed transitional living program for homeless youth.