NGOs start raising funds to help homeless LGBTQ youths

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11/30/2020

A group of NGOs has initiated a campaign to raise RM30,000 to help 30 homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) persons to move into a new home. Pro-LGBTQ group People Like Us Hang Out (Pluho), which joined hands with Pelangi Community and Jejaka, have managed to find them a house after learning about the plight of the persons. “In the last one year and in the Klang Valley alone, a total of 30 LGBTQ youths, who had been kicked out from their homes, have found shelter with local LGBT communities Pelangi Campaign and Jejaka,” Pluho said in a Facebook posting yesterday. “Some of these youths had lost their jobs when their bosses found out they have HIV, some were kicked out from homes when families found out they are queer, and some simply had to run away from abusive, homophobic and transphobic families and relatives. “Without anyone to turn to or anywhere to go, LGBTQ youths facing homelessness in Malaysia often disappear into the shadows. That is why many of us never hear about them.

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