Responding to the Needs of LSBTQ2S Youth Experiencing Homelessness
This book chapter discusses homelessness among LGBTQ2S youth and specific issues they face along with the implications for intervention and treatment. LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness are a diverse population of young people with intersecting identities. Intersectionality impacts their lives and mental health because they are frequently subjected to multiple forms of discrimination and marginalization, such as homophobia, transphobia, and racism, making it difficult to access housing, support, and healthcare services. The chapter focuses on solutions and implications for practice and provides concrete intervention components and implementation considerations. It is intended to support practitioners in creating safe, inclusive, affirming, and LGBTQ2S-competent programs and services.