March 2, 2016
Andre Cooley grew up in foster care in Mississippi but qualified for his own apartment when he turned 16 years old. Years later, he would let LGBT youth who had run away from home or got kicked out stay with him on his couch, then work with them to get a job and get back on their feet. Photo courtesy Andre Cooley
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A 2015 Williams Institute survey of homeless-youth service providers found that the most widely selected reason for homelessness among LGBT youth (as reported to service providers) was "forced out of ...