Youth of color and LGBTQ+ young people often experience a combination of stigma, family rejection and racism, resulting in significant overrepresentation in the overall youth homeless population.
Angel’s experience is one of many. His resilience through it all is what makes him an inspiration.
“The LGBTQ+ community has helped me celebrate the creative, fun, and loving person that I am, so giving back is very important to me.”
At Larkin Street, we’re centering young people’s voices like Angel’s and addressing underlying structures that prevent them from reaching their full potential.