Why Ohio's LGBTQ Youth Are Vulnerable to Homelessness

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

According to the Williams Institute, 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. What issues are these youth facing that make them particularly vulnerable to homelessness?

On this episode of Doorsteps, Dr. Cody Price speaks to Erin Upchurch, Executive Director of the Kaleidoscope Youth Center in Columbus, Ohio. Kaleidoscope is the only organization in Ohio solely dedicated to supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies.

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