Barriers LGBT Homeless Youth Face in Obtaining Important ID Documents

A very important subject and one that really needs addressing…

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CAP Report Outlines Barriers  Homeless Queer Youth Face in Obtaining Important Identification Documents

Posted by Melanie Nathan, October 01, 2015.

Washington, D.C. — Research suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, youth experience homelessness at a much higher rate than their non-LGBT peers. Like for most homeless youth, this leads to significant challenges accessing food, shelter, health care, education, and employment, and these challenges may be heightened for youth who identify as LGBT. In addition, homeless youth often struggle to obtain state-issued photo identification, which further limits their access to programs and services that may aid them in securing safe and stable housing.

hqy12The Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a report examining the challenges that LGBT homeless youth face in obtaining state-issued identification and systematically reviews the patchwork of state and municipal laws that either erect or remove barriers to ID access.

“States have put up…

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