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Study details lives of LGBT youths engaged in ‘survival sex’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows an area near the intersection of Christopher Street and West Street in New York. A unique federally funded study released on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." Researchers say this is one of the sites where LGBTQ youth tended to meet together.
A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of LGBT youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call "survival sex." [...]

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HUD issues guidance on equal access for transgender people in homeless shelters

Saturday, February 21, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Friday released long-awaited guidance to ensure equal access for transgender people in homeless shelters that receive federal funding. [...]

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My wish for the family with two dads who brought Christmas to a group of homeless LGBT youth

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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There is a bittersweet aspect to this story. As I tell it, I am not able to use the full names of the family members. I have not been able to tell you exactly where they are. There is a reason. They, as a family, are in hiding. [...]

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Homeless shelter in Kansas City won’t house married, same-sex couples

Monday, November 17, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A nonprofit homeless shelter in Kansas City will not allow legally married same-sex couples to stay overnight together because officials believe those relationships violate biblical principles. Leaders of the City Union Mission in Kansas City debated the decision for three or four years... [...]

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Coalition of Cincinnati groups plans to reduce LGBT youth homelessness

Sunday, September 28, 2014
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CINCINNATI -- A plan for reducing homelessness among LGBT youth will be submitted for federal approval this week by a coalition of Cincinnati groups. Cincinnati was one of two cities the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development invited to develop such plans, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The southwestern Ohio [...]

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Gay teen’s viral video drives funding for Atlanta LGBT homeless shelter

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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ATLANTA -- A non-profit organization in Atlanta will convert a more than century-old midtown building into a homeless center for LGBT teens, according to the organization's director. The Lost N' Found organization focuses on helping LGBT teens overcome homelessness. [...]

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford casts lone vote against LGBT homeless shelter proposal

Saturday, July 12, 2014
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TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford was the lone member of the Toronto city council to vote against a proposal to examine the need for additional shelter for homeless LGBT youth in Toronto. The measure passed by Thursday by a vote of 37-1, reported the CBC. [...]

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Advocate for homeless LGBT youth calls on Pope to end religion’s anti-gay messaging

Sunday, April 13, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Homeless LGBT youth advocate Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center, America's largest shelter for homeless LGBT youth, is calling on Pope Francis to to lead the world's religious communities in bringing an end to the "grave moral failure" by the Church to embrace LGBT [...]

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Gay Marine’s amazing journey from homeless shelter to Ivy League

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Elegance Bratton was kicked out of his home at the age of 16, spent 10 years homeless, joined the Marines and is now working on a documentary to shed light on youth homelessness in NYC’s West Village. [...]

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Celebrities raise awareness for homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles (Video)

Sunday, October 20, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- Jamie Foxx and Elton John are among a number of celebrities participating in a new public service announcement to raise awareness for homeless LGBT youth of Los Angeles. [...]

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