Queer youth homelessness in Canada

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population. It has been estimated that approximately 25-40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. A large proportion of youth are either kicked out of the house or forced to leave home after coming-out to their family as LGBTQ. Therefore, homophobia and transphobia are major causes of youth homelessness.

See more research and resources on LGBTQ youth in Canada The Homeless Hub.