According to the LGBT Technology Institute's Connect 4 Life research, at any given time, over 650 thousand LGBT youth are homeless and living on America's streets, putting them at high risk for physical assaults, sexual exploitation, and mental and/or substance use disorders. A discussion with Christopher Wood, Co-Founder and Executive Director of LGBT Tech.
In referencing the issue of homelessness for LGBT youth, Wood stated, ""A lot of it has to do with being kicked out of their homes. A lot of them come from religious families, religious households, or households that don t understand what is going on with that youth."
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