LGBT+ homelessness is destroying lives, National Student Pride tackles the issue

Vulnerable young LGBT+ people are still getting kicked out of their homes when they come out – and it is destroying their lives.

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That’s why this year, with Albert Kennedy Trust, National Student Pride will be putting young homeless voices at the core of our event.

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Figures by The Albert Kennedy Trust show that of young homeless people, LGBT+ kids are much more likely to be suffering:

  • One in four of homeless young people identify as LGBT+
  • Nearly four in five of them say coming out to parents was the main factor in becoming homeless
  • Once homeless, LGBT youth are more likely to experience targeted violence and discrimination, develop substance abuse problems, be exposed to sexual exploitation, and engage in higher levels of risky sexual behaviour, than their non-LGBT peers

All LGBT+ community want to empower those young people kick starting and inspiring a wider discussion on the crisis of LGBT+ youth homelessness.

The Albert Kennedy Trust, Attitude Magazine and National Student Pride’s panel will bring together young LGBT+ homeless voices, with soon to be announced special guests to amplify the discussion needed on this debate.

Chair of Student Pride Hatti Smart says:

The figures from the Albert Kennedy Trust are truly devastating. I’m lucky my mum was very supportive when I came out. But for many, it’s a different story and they are kicked out of their homes.

We hope our event this year inspires the media, influencers and activists to support charities such as AKT and lift the voices of young LGBT+ homeless people”

National Student Pride 9th – 11th Feb 2018 Tickets available December 8th 2017 at www.studentpride.co.uk/tickets