Demand for shelters for LGBT youth still exceeds supply

05/18/2007 |

Although more than 25 homeless shelters for LGBT youth have opened nationwide, the demand for such services far exceeds the supply, with research estimating 20% of the urban homeless population under 21 is gay. While some are lobbying Congress for additional LGBT youth-specific funding, others believe gay-specific training and services need to be added to shelters for the general population, especially those in suburban areas.

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