LGBTQ: Young woman with gay power sign at gun violence protest.

Where Are LGBTQ Youth in Gun Violence Conversation?

Jerel’s story is one of many tales of hate, anger, pain and violence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth face daily. The same way this hate erupted into violence involving a gun for Jerel illustrates how easily this could happen for other LGBTQ youth.

Transgender: Young person in autumn park on a skateboard

My Story, My Transformation As a Proud Trans Man

My name is J for all of you who don’t know me. I’m a transgender male, which means I was born as a female with the female anatomy, but transitioning into a…

Rethinking Meaning of ‘Justice’ for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

What does “justice” look like for young people experiencing homelessness in the United States? As one of the wealthiest nations in the world, it is troubling to consider the numerous ways that we, as a society, fail youth and young adults in securing one of the most basic needs: shelter.

Homeless and Queer: A Vampire in Brooklyn

Faith Alastair’s experience with homelessness is the first of three stories on LGBTQ homeless youth as reported by the JJIE’s New York City Bureau. They use gender-neutral pronouns.