In light of the recent public outpouring of support for Daniel Pierce, a teen violently disowned by his family after a “delayed intervention,” now is the perfect time to consider helping out your local LGBTQ homelessness center. As organizations like the Center for American Progress and the Williams Institute have documented, LGBTQs make up roughly 40% of the homeless youth population (in case you missed it, Rolling Stone features an in-depth look at the subject this month).
Let’s take this opportunity to join Pierce, who says he’ll donate a portion of his GoFundMe campaign to the Lost-n-Found Youth center in Atlanta, in continuing to raise awareness and support for one of the most pressing issues our community faces.
After the break you’ll find a hyperlinked list of LGBTQ shelters and help centers focused on homeless and at-risk youth, organized by region.* Please add to the list in the comments section, and I’ll use your suggestions to create an even more comprehensive list.