Homelessness, violence, and sex trafficking disproportionately affect the LGBTQ community. Up to 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ, and they are more than 7 times as likely to epxerience acts of sexual violence than their heterosexual peers, and are more vulnerable to sex trafficking.
In the past I've worked with anti-trafficking organizations as a board member and volunteer to free and rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking. I'm passionate about ending trafficking both in the US and abroad, but I've recently discovered the heavier impact trafficking and sexual violence can have on LGBTQ people. I'm excited to participate in this inclusive event to raise money for The Community Center in Boise!
I'm hoping to deadlift 400 pounds at this meet - I came very close at USAPL Raw Nationals last October, with 391 pounds. Do you think I can do it? Every donation helps!