May 16, 2007

GLBT youth homelessness. And Shane.

Katherine Moennig (better known as Shane from the L Word), just made a 4-part mini-documentary called "My Address: A Look at Gay Youth Homelessness."

You can watch it here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

"Up to 40% of the 1.6 million homeless youth in America self-identify as gay."

"Nearly 25% of gay and lesbian teens are kicked out of their homes after coming out to their parents."

"One in five transgender individuals need or are at risk of needing homeless shelter assistance."

- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, National Coalition for the Homeless

"There are only 25 emergency shelter beds available to the approximately 7000 homeless GLBT youth in NYC."

- State of the City's Homeless Youth Report 2005

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It took me a few days to find time to watch this but I just saw it and I reccomend it to everyone.