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Supporting homeless LGBTQ youth in the United States


Supporting homeless LGBTQ youth in the United States – CBS News

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The number of people without homes has risen 5.5% between 2016 and 2020. Many of those who are on the streets are youth within the LGBTQ community. According to the organization True Colors United, 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LBGTQ, despite making up only about 7% of the country’s youth population. Heather Wilkie, executive director of the nonprofit Zebra Coalition, joins CBSN’s Lana Zak to discuss her organization’s efforts to combat this issue.

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