With its new strategic direction, Basic Rights Oregon will launch a youth justice program in the future. The need for LGBTQ youth justice is immense. Of all youth experiencing houselessness, 20 percent are LGBTQ, while only 10 percent of the general youth population is LGBTQ. Moreover, LGBTQ youth experiencing houselessness are more likely to experience victimization, mental health issues, and to have to turn to sex work for survival. Here is a list of resources for youth experiencing houselessness or youth facing houselessness. Interested family members should also consider joining our Fierce Family Members of Transgender Youth advocacy group.
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