our research & reports on lgbtq+ youth homelessness

We carry out research on the issues affecting young LGBTQ+ people, so we can deliver the help they need.

findings from our 2021 lgbtq+ homelessness report

We spoke to young people seeking akt’s services about their experiences with familial abuse, rejection and the effects of being homeless or living in a hostile environment.
  • 61


    of LGBTQ+ young people who responded

    felt threatened by family members before becoming homeless.

  • 59


    had faced some form of discrimination or harassment while access

  • 17


    felt like they had to have casual sex to find somewhere to stay

  • 50


    feared that coming out to family members would lead to them bein

download our research in full

Our research is one of the ways we're increasing the visibility and awareness of issues affecting LGBTQ+ youth.

download our impact and strategy reports

Find out more about what we do and how we do it by reading our Impact reports. LGBTQ+ youth homelessness is a major issue in our society - this is how we’re tackling it.

translating research into action

The research we produce forms the basis of our campaigning and policy work. Find out more by clicking on the link below.