COVID-19 is adding another struggle for people who identify as LGBTQ.
According to CAMH, one in five homeless youth in Toronto identify as LGBTQ. In Toronto, there are on average 6,000-7,000 homeless youth a night.
This number is on the rise due to Covid-19. Kids are stuck at home with their parents. This can become increasingly problematic for those who are questioning their gender or sexuality if the parents are not accepting.
Another reason for the increasing number of homeless LGBTQ youth is the overwhelming impacts of the pandemic on delicate mental health because of social isolation.
This is why we must act now! Please donate to help keep these kids safe!
All proceeds will go to the charity Friends of Ruby. They are providing counselling, activities, and housing for homeless LGBTQ youth.