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Welcome home to the

CouragE MKE

family!

why courage matters

  • LGBT homeless youth die by suicide at higher rates (62%) than heterosexual homeless youth (29%)

  • Frequently, homeless LGBT persons have great difficulty finding shelters that accept and respect them

  • Transgender people are particularly at physical risk due to a lack of acceptance and are often turned away from shelters 

  • Many youth in out of home care do not receive safe and affirming care. They are also at a higher risk from of discrimination and bullying from their peers. 

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