Local 12: LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness at disproportionately high rates

Bonita Campbell says, on any given day, about 40% of those staying in the Lighthouse Youth Shelter where she works identify as LGBTQ+. When asked why she thought that was, Campbell said, "Because of our society, because families really struggle to accept their young people as LGBTQ+. For that reason, Lighthouse is very intentional about creating an environment that is welcoming to all.

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