Takeaways

  • The largest proportion of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth experiencing homelessness identify as bisexual.
  • Bisexual youth report high rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
  • Youth who identify as bisexual are more likely to engage in risk behaviors.
  • Bisexual youth are less likely to know about school support systems, including Gender and Sexuality Alliances, or to know a supportive adult in their school than gay and lesbian youth. [13]
  • Surveys of LGB youth must be sure to disaggregate data between bisexual and gay and lesbian youth.

 

Data

In a recent study of Street Outreach Programs [14] 20% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as bisexual.

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