Advocacy

2017

In the average year about 1.089% of the US population will experience homelessness compared to 12.5% of the US transgender population (James et al., 2016). More locally, centralized services to help homeless individuals in Ohio, namely the Ohio Community Shelter Board and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing, both fail to mention the words “LGBT,” “queer,” and/or “transgender” even once on their websites or in their educational materials. The Queer Safety Project seeks to remedy this problem by reaching out to both homeless shelter leadership and to the LGBTQ centers nearest to them to find ways in which the two can partner and work together to create better conditions for LGBTQ homeless people in their community.