ABC News reports on recent studies that indicate there are more than 1.6 million homeless teens in America, and 20-40 percent of them identify as LGBTQ:
In one study, 26 percent of teens who came out to their parents were told they must leave home. Others said they were physically, sexually or emotionally abused. The task force added that LGBT youth also reported that they are threatened, belittled and abused at shelters, not only by other residents, but by staff, as well.
The report highlights the Ali Forney Center in NYC and its Homeless for the Holidays campaign.
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