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Due to particularly negative attitudes towards the LGBTI community in Jamaica, many LGBTI Jamaicans are kicked out of their homes and forced to live on the streets.
Mob and vigilante violence is common towards LGBTI Jamaicans, especially to those in lower socioeconomic classes and those living and working on the streets.
Nicknamed “gullies,” entire communities of LGBTI people live on the streets and in the sewers across Jamaica.
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LGBTI youth in America represents up to 40% all young people experiencing homelessness. Considering that LGBT youth represent an estimated 7% of the total youth population, these numbers are disproportionately high.
Family conflict is the most common cause of all youth homelessness. In the United States, half of all teens get a negative reaction from their parents when they come out to them and more than 1 in 4 are thrown out of their homes.