Homelessness among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people is more prevalent than any other statistical group in America.
Forty percent of homeless youth in America identify as LGBT. The same statistic applies to the city of Pittsburgh.
Lyndsey Sickler, chair of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh, and Nayck B. Feliz, associate director of Project SILK, work firsthand with young LGBT Pittsburghers who experience homelessness.
Feliz said this high homeless population has negative societal ramifications for the Pittsburgh region.