Homelessness Among LGBT Adults in the U.S.

May 1, 2020|The Williams Institute
LGBT adults in the United States are twice as likely as the general population to have experienced homelessness in their lifetime, a study from the Williams Institute reveals. The first-of-its-kind report, which provides estimates of the percentage of sexual and gender minority adults experiencing homelessness compared to cisgender straight adults using a nationally representative sample, also demonstrates that the majority of sexual minority people experienced homelessness for the first time as an adult, and a higher proportion of transgender people report recent homelessness than sexual minority and cisgender straight people.