Local 12: LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness at disproportionately high rates
JUNE 30, 2021 — Bonita Campbell says, on any given day, about 40% of those staying in the Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth 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.
Click here to read Local 12’s story featuring a 19-year-old transgender woman in Lighthouse shelter and why she traveled from Arizona to be there.