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Frequently, homeless lgbt persons have great difficulty finding shelters that accept and respect them. Lgbt individuals experiencing homelessness are often at a heightened risk of violence, abuse, and exploitation compared with their heterosexual peers. Transgender people are particularly at physical risk due to a lack of acceptance and are. Reading time 7 minutes new research underlines a consistent trend lesbian, gay, and transgender teens are at increased risk of suicide. A recent study of lgbt suicide statistics found that adolescents aged 12 to 14 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, andor transgender are more likely to die by suicide than heterosexual teens of the same age. homeless rates for lgbt teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference (istock) by jaimie seaton. 6 million homeless american youth, up to 42 percent identify as lesbian or gay, and a disproportionate number identify as bisexual or transgender. Overall, unaccompanied homeless youth represent 6 of the total homeless population in the united states. (hud, 2017) on a single night in 2016, there were approximately 35,686 unaccompanied homeless youth throughout all of the united states. approximately one in 100 american women and two in 100 american men identify as homosexual, with another four percent of americans identifying as. nationwide, 25 percent of lgbt teens are thrown out of their homes at some point after coming out to their parents, according to a 2015 true colors fund survey of 138 agencies that provide services to lgbt homeless young people. Although thats less common in urban, gay-friendly areas like san francisco and los angeles, it still happens. Hrcs report, growing up lgbt in america, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 lgbt-identified youth ages 13-17. Statistics you should know about gay & transgender students reliable estimates indicate that between 4 and 10 of the population is gay, which means in a public school system of more than one million, like new york citys, there are at least 40,000 to 100,000 gay students. the forsaken a rising number of homeless gay teens are being cast out by religious families while life gets better for millions of gays, the number of homeless lgbt teens .