mommy, where’s my voice?

An excellent overview of the challenges facing LGBTQIA youth, particularly the risk of sexual exploitation.

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 LGBTQ+ youth are at a high risk for being sex trafficked in comparison to heteronormative children their age. Although leaps and bounds have been made towards the safety and legal legitimacy of those identifying as queer, they can still find themselves in compromising situations. LGBTQ+ individuals make up only three to five percent of the population. That being said, they are 40 percent of the homeless community. 6.8% of this number identifies as transgender. We can make all of the rules and regulations we want, but sadly, some people will still chose to neglect or reject this group. Living outside of the cis-gendered, heterosexual ideals that we as a society have deemed “normal” often comes with a lot of backlash. Removal from school, being kicked out of their homes, and isolated by those who used to be “friends” are common problems that arise after coming…

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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