All children and youth deserve to be part of a welcoming, safe and loving home – and that includes youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ). Yet LGBTQ young people are 120 percent more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth.
On #TrueColorsDay, CSSP joins the True Colors Fund and its partners to ensure our voices are loud and clear that ending LGBTQ youth homelessness is a priority.
To participate or learn more about the #TrueColorsDay campaign, visit the True Colors Day page here.
You can also learn more about CSSP’s get R.E.A.L initiative, which works to transform child welfare policy and practice to promote the healthy development of all children and youth. Many families that provide foster homes for LGBTQ and gender expansive youth may not provide the affirming environment needed because of their religious and cultural beliefs. Jurisdictions in our network are engaged in a variety of system transformation efforts to better support these youth and their families.
Viet Tran is a communications manager at CSSP.