Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gay Youth Face Increased Homelessness

Not that many of us need any more on a daily basis to make us furious, but just in case you're looking for another hit of "this world is so fucked up I cannot stand it another minute," check out this article in today's NYT about homeless gay youth.

And just in case you're thinking, "How big a problem could that be?" here's a statistic to make you think again: "While gay men and lesbians make up 3 percent to 5 percent of the general population, more than 20 percent of homeless youths under age 21 in many urban areas are gay."

It's grim, people...very grim. (And don't forget to check out the interactive feature for an even more powerful kick in the gut.)

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