We know that stop and search disproportionately impacts young black men who are rough sleeping by often forcing them to move along and preventing them from receiving support from services including Street Link.

Gay, bi and trans young black men are more vulnerable to the risks that come with rough sleeping on account of their gender identity and sexual orientation, and racial profiling from the police can increase that risk.

Anti-blackness creates barriers for the young people we support. Racial prejudice in the privately rented sector means that young black people are being unfairly dismissed from viewings or discriminated against on the basis of their surname, and are having to resort to using a ‘Western’ surname to get a response from estate agents. If you are a black LGBTQ+ young person who is struggling please reach out - we are here to help.

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