At the Intersections provides an overview of several topics related to LGBTQ youth homelessness. The resource is divided into four sections: Common Narratives, Deeper Dive, Innovative Approaches, and Solution Strategies. Each section includes an overview of a specific topic – complete with basic information about the subject, recent stats, a list of takeaways, and, in some instances, a case study. Each section was drafted by a leading expert on the section topic and then peer reviewed by a different national expert. The sections were reviewed by youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness and housing instability to ensure all the information is informed by individuals with lived experience.
At the Intersections includes common narratives related to LGBTQ youth homelessness that you may have heard before – including foster care, LGBTQ youth in schools, physical health, and behavioral health. This resource also focuses the conversation on topics that are often left out of the discussion, such as intersectionality and race, homelessness prevention for LGBTQ youth, immigration, and redefining families. At the Intersections introduces emerging ideas and innovative solutions,
creating a more nuanced portrayal of LGBTQ youth homelessness than ever before. This resource aims to challenge readers in two ways: to expand their thinking about LGBTQ youth homelessness and the young people who have experienced it first hand; and to consider new ways to address this national issue.