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Formerly Homeless Youth: Experts of Their Own Experiences

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In order to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness, young people need to be part of crafting the solution.

Responses to homelessness have tended to be dictated by conventional ideas about what home is, and who belongs there. They will succeed by reimagining what home, family, and community can be. Activists, academics, and social workers can support and team up with grass-roots and youth-centered organizations.

We’re so proud of our young friends Angel (2015 True Fellow and 40 of the Forty honoree) and Kal (2015 40 of the Forty honoree) for sharing not only their stories, but also their ideas with Slate on how we can create a world in which all young people can be their true selves.

We’re also proud of our very own Jama Shelton (Deputy Executive Director here at the True Colors Fund) for lending her brilliance to the article, as well!

If you’re looking for an excellent overview of LGBT youth homelessness, informed by the experts themselves – look no further!

Check it out the full article, “Queer Homeless Youth, Queer Activism in Transition”, on Slate.com.

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