• Petitioned Melissa Mark-Viverito

This petition was delivered to:

Melissa Mark-Viverito
Mayor Bloomberg
Fernando Cabrera
Peter A. Koo
Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Jumaane D. Williams
Lewis A. Fidler
Sara M. Gonzalez
Darlene Mealy
Annabel Palma
Maria Del Carmen Arroyo
New York Governor
New York State Senate
New York State House

Improve funding for homeless youth shelters that are LGBT friendly.

    1. K.O.T.S.N.Y.C Youth Organizers
    2. Petition by

      K.O.T.S.N.Y.C Youth Organizers

      New York, NY

Homeless youth that identify as LGBTQ are more vunerable than homeless non-LGBTQ youth. Not enough programs and shelters create a safe space for LGBTQ youth and cutting funding for these services puts them more at risk for sexual and violent assaults, STD/STI infection, and suicide. There are nearly 4,000 youth living on the streets of New York City. 1500 of them identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. There are only 250 shelter beds citywide designated for homeless youth. Nearly $7 million have already been cut for services while the LGBT youth population that are homeless continues to grow.



Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • Kelsey Craig CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm lesbian

    • rachael sheehan GREENVILLE, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I had a friend who was a part of the LGBTQ community and had to live on the streets, he never told me and I can't believe I went a month before realizing. Everyone needs a place to stay! People who are LGBTQ deserve no less than others!

      • over 2 years ago

      Everyone deserves a place to live!


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