budget cuts

NYC’s Homeless Queer Youth Already Have Almost Nowhere to Go. And It’ll Get Worse

Not only are New York City’s youth LGBT shelters being targeted by vandals, they’re the victims of something much worse: budget cuts. “Hundreds” of queer youth in the city are homeless because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and further budget cuts, where the city is slashing funding for these shelters, will inevitably mean more LGBT youth cast out of their homes with nowhere to go. While yesterday’s demonstration in Union Square (pictured) was spurned by the vandalism attack on the Queens shelter, it was a also a rally for the harm inflicted against these youth at the government level.