Research We are an evidence based organisation that regularly consults all our stakeholder groups, especially young people; engages in research and pilots our ideas. the lgbtq+ youth homelessness report (2021) is a piece of research that centres the voices and experiences of lgbtq+ young people who have faced any form of homelessness in the last five years. We spoke to young people about familial abuse and rejection, discrimination in services, the impact of homelessness and their recommendations for making services more inclusive. key findings include: Just 13 per cent of LGBTQ+ young people surveyed felt supported by parents or stepparents while homeless. One in six (16 per cent) of LGBTQ+ young people who were happy to answer, were forced to do sexual acts against their will by family members before they became homeless. The same number had experienced this with a romantic partner. Almost two thirds (61 per cent) of LGBTQ+ young people who were happy to answer felt frightened or threatened by their family members before they became homeless. One in five experienced this from romantic partners. Half of LGBTQ+ young people (50 per cent) who were happy to answer said they feared that expressing their LGBTQ+ identity to family members would lead to them being evicted. Almost one in ten (7 per cent) said the same about romantic partners. Two thirds (64 per cent) of LGBTQ+ young people said homelessness made it hard for them to establish or maintain new relationships, including friendships. Almost one fifth (17 per cent) of LGBTQ+ young people felt like they had to have casual sex to find somewhere to stay while they were homeless. Less than half (44 per cent) of LGBTQ+ young people were aware of housing support services the last time they experienced homelessness. Almost one quarter (24 per cent) weren’t aware of any support services available to them. Only 35 per cent of LGBTQ+ young people who have accessed a service whilst homeless recall being asked by service providers to provide information about their gender identity and sexual orientation. Just one third (33 per cent) felt safe to disclose this information. Over half (59 per cent) of LGBTQ+ young people have faced some form of discrimination or harassment while accessing services. AKT Reports LGBT Youth Homelessness: A UK National Scoping of Cause, Prevalence, Response & Outcome (The Albert Kennedy Trust, 2015) Click here to download a PDF copy of this report. Other useful reports Please note that many of the links below are direct PDF downloads.Bisexual Lives, Dr Kath Browne with Dr Jason Lim Domestic Violence and abuse and LGBT lives, Dr. Kath Browne Engaging Families to Support LGBT Youth, Caitlin Ryan, Ph.D., A.C.S.W. Exploring Coping Mediators Between Heterosexist Oppression and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Among LGBT Persons, Kyle M. Bandermann & Dawn M. Szymanski High Burden of Homelessness Among Sexual-Minded Adolescents, Heather L. Corliss, PhD, MPH, Carol S. Goodenow, PhD, Lauren Nichols, BA, and S. Bryn Austin, ScD Homeless LGBTQ Youth - Aug 14 - Urban Institute, Mary Cunningham, Michael Pergamit, Nan Astone, Jessica Luna Homelessness among LGB youth - Implication for subsequent internalizing and externalizing symptoms, Margaret Rosario, Eric W. Schrimshaw, Joyce Hunter Housing and LGBT lives, Dr. Kath Browne with Petra Davis LGBT Men Who Sell - Exchange Sex, Nick McGlynn with Leela Bakshi, Dr Kath Browne, Arthur Law, Dr Aidan McGarry & Dr Sharif Mowlabocus Mental Health and LGBT lives, Dr. Kath Browne with Dr. Jason Lim Minorities within Minorities - the evidence base relating to groups within the LGBT community, Dr. Justin Varney One Minority at a time - Being black and gay, April Guasp and Hannah Kibirige Out on My Own - Understanding the experiences and needs of homeless LGBT youth, Mark Cull, Hazel Platzer, Sue Balloch Part of the Picture - LGB people's drug and alcohol use in England - 09-11, Jez Buffin, Dr Alastair Roy, Heather Willias and Adam Winter Psychopathology in YP Experiencing Homeless - A Systematic Review, Kate J. Hodgson, BSc, Katherine H. Shelton, PhD, Marianne B.M. van dee Bree, PhD, and Ferenc J. Los Serving Our Youth - Findings from a national survey of service providers working with LGBT Youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Laura E. Durso, Gary J. Gates Sexual exclusion - issues and best practice in LGB housing and homelessness, Deborah Gold Sexuality and Homelessness, Brenda Roche Survey of needs and provision 2013 – HomelessWatch, Policy Team, Homeless Link The Bisexuality Report - Bisexual inclusion in LGBT equality and diversity, Meg Barker, Christina Richards, Rebecca Jones, Helen Bowes-Catton & Tracey Plowman (of BiUK) with Jen Yockney (of Bi Community News) and Marchus Morgan (of The Bisexual Index) The School Report 2017, Josh Bradlow, Fay Bartram and April Guasp of Stonewall and Dr Vasanti Jadva of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge Tipping the Iceberg Sept 07, Julie Harris and Barbara Robinson Trans lives, Dr. Kath Browne with Dr. Jason Lim Young and Homeless 2013 - Homeless Link, Policy Team, Homeless Link Youth Chances - Experiences of LGBTQ Young People in England – Metro, Tony Furlong Partnership We are always looking to partner with individuals, organisations and academic institutions on ground breaking research and scoping work, which will lead to better outcomes for LGBTQ people. 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