LGBT Youths

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According to this estimate, the percentage of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness is at least three times greater than the percentage of the general LGBT youth population, which is thought to be between 5 and 7% of the overall youth population (Quintana et al., 2010). A disturbingly large percent as many as half of LGBT youths are kicked out of their homes or flee them due to the persistent lack of support of their parents when their child finally works up the courage to inform their sexual orientation or gender identities. LGBT youths are faced with discrimination from society, peers, family and even school teachers and administrators. The above statistics show that LGBT youths lack support and guidance but also prove how much they are affected…show more content…
Furthermore, LGBT teens were more likely than heterosexual youths to leave home as a result of physical abuse (Cochran, Stewart, Ginzler, & Cauce, 2002), and 43% of LGBT youths were forced by their parents to leave home because of their orientation or gender identity (Durso & Gates, 2012). Thesis agency that will do it best solution positive outcomes for LGBT youth. Nearly one-third of LGBT youth had attempted suicide at least once in the prior year (LGBT health, 2017). The lack of support, protection, and guidance from family also has an effect on LGBT youth. When parents reject them it can set them up for failure and this is the time when they need their parents’ love and support the most. Parents contribute to their kid’s state of depression and suicidal thoughts when they don’t give their children the love and support that they need when they come out to them. Therefore, parents should take time to reflect on the circumstances before making the wrong…show more content…
With a home you get a sense of safety, freedom, and the ability to be yourself. Homelessness is defined as people who sleep on the streets, park benches, and under trees (Smith and Ravenhill, 2007). Homelessness continues for those who are living in their cars, tents, or any place that doesn’t have a roof. An estimated 20 to 40% of the approximately 1.6 million homeless youth in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) (Choi, Wilson, Shelton, & gates, 2015). If their families were more supportive, the suicide and depression rates would be moderately less. I believe that parents should love their children no matter what their sexual preference is. Family should be the primary source for seeking support and guidance. For example, if a student were to make a racial comment in school, he or she would get punished yet remarks against LGBT are acceptable. Teachers and administrators often fail to cease discrimination of harassment against LGBT youth because they are afraid of facing prejudice from others or because of their own prejudice (Browman, 2001). If we really want to solve this problem, we are going to have to work together. Three ways we could help LGBT is by educating people in schools, having informational sessions, and creating gay straight alliances. “Educators cannot ignore the risks faced by homosexual students, but deciding how to deal with the issue should be a matter of local concern” (Archer,
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