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Petitioning Melissa Mark-Viverito and 13 others

Improve funding for homeless youth shelters that are LGBT friendly.

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.



This petition was delivered to:
  • Maria Del Carmen Arroyo
  • Annabel Palma
  • Darlene Mealy
  • Sara M. Gonzalez
  • Lewis A. Fidler
  • Jumaane D. Williams
  • Ydanis A. Rodriguez
  • Peter A. Koo
  • Fernando Cabrera
  • Mayor Bloomberg
  • New York Governor

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