LGBT+ adults in US are more than twice as likely to be homeless

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05/11/2020

Almost one in five LGB adults in the US has experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Moreover, trans people are even more likely to be homeless. That’s according to a new national study by the respected LGBT+ research organization, the Williams Institute. It shows that homelessness does not only affect LGBT+ young people but also hits LGBT+ adults hard. Furthermore, it shows African American lesbian, gay and bi people are three times more likely to be homeless than white lesbians, gays and bisexuals. The Williams Institute reports that 17% of LGB adults in the US have been homeless at some point in their lives. This includes people who have slept rough on the streets, in shelters, in a car and ‘couch or sofa surfing’ as well as other unstable temporary housing. By contrast, just 6% of the general population in the US have been homeless.

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