Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), yet LGBT young people make up less than 7% of the general youth population.

While identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason, there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness. The True Colors Fund is working to reduce the disproportionate percentage from 40% to none.

In order to do that, we need to understand the issue and the ways in which we can all play a role in ending it. That’s why the True Colors Fund launched #40toNoneDay, a national day to raise public awareness about LGBT youth homelessness, and to provide supporters with simple ways to make a difference.

Larkin Street set up a photo booth in our drop-in center and took photos of young people and staff with their messages about why they support the effort to end LGBT youth homelessness.

Thank you, True Colors Fund, for this awesome initiative! Here are all our photos, click on any to enlarge and view the album.