According to a Huffington Post special report on being young, queer and homeless in Hollywood, The Los Angeles LGBT Youth Center is a haven for LGBTQ youth who make up a disproportionate number of the young people who experience homelessness in Los Angeles. The Center services help homeless youth confront challenges similar to those many other people face in the streets.
LGBT youth experience depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns while they fight to stay alive and stay true to themselves. Directors at the organization say youth describe repeated rapes, assaults and other abuse while they struggle to find stability.
Queer youth on the street of Hollywood are also struggling to carve out their own place in life. The issues facing LGBTQ youth are quickly becoming one of the most complicated challenges in fighting homelessness in Los Angeles.
Click on the link below to read the full report: This Is Life On The Streets Of Hollywood When You’re Young, Queer And Homeless.