About 49 percent of homeless young people in San Francisco identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning.
Young people who identify as LGBTQ are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason.
In celebration of #TrueColorsDay, a national day to raise public awareness about LGBTQ youth homelessness, we set up an #Unselfie Photobooth in our Engagement and Community Center where staff and young people had their photos taken with a sign saying why they support the movement to end LGBTQ homelessness.
Thank you to everyone who came to show their support! Here are all our photos: