It's 2019 and yet LGBTQ+ young people are four times more likely to become homeless than their peers. 

We want to change that. Together we can end LGBTQ+ youth homelessness.

We've launched a petition where you can show your support for making Wales a country that will no longer tolerate young people becoming homeless simply because they are LGBTQ+. 

SIGN THE PETITION

End Youth Homelessness Cymru's research, Out On The Streets, highlights the often horrifying experiences of LGBTQ+ young people who have been homeless. It shows that not only are LGBTQ+ young people more likely to become homeless, they are also at greater risk of psychological harm, are more likely to develop substance misuse issues, are more likely to be exposed to sexual exploitation and experience greater difficulty in accessing safe shelter and support. 

Read The Report

By signing our petition you’ll make our voice stronger when campaigning for:

  • More LGBTQ+ specific supported accommodation where young LGBTQ+ people who have become homeless can feel safe.
  • Ensuring that community groups for LGBTQ+ young people are supported and funded so that young LGBTQ+ people have safe places to be themselves and access support. 
  • Training for everyone working with and supporting young LGBTQ+ people who are homeless, ensuring all support is empathetic and trauma-informed.
  • More preventative support, including projects which identify all young people who are at risk of becoming homeless, including LGBTQ+ young people who may need additional support, to reduce the numbers of LGBTQ+ young people who become homeless. 

Ending LGBTQ+ youth homelessness is everyone's responsibility. Please sign and share the petition to show your support for making Wales a country that will no longer tolerate young people becoming homeless simply because they are LGBTQ+. 

Sign the petition