There are an estimated homeless youth in New York City. About of them identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Government funding provides fewer than 200 shelter beds for all homeless children in the city.
In reaction to increased media attention paid to bullying-related youth suicides, parents, students, teachers, school officials activists across the nation are escalating their efforts to combat bullying in schools —including the bullying of LGBT youth. But the effort to recognize their struggles and protect them from harm has faced a steady & unrelenting backlash from Religious Right groups who have made children and teenagers the next target of their anti-gay agenda.