Our joint report is the culmination of two years of research which identifies the challenges frontline homeless and LGBTIQ services encounter when working with LGBTIQ youth at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. According to the Fundamental Rights Agency 1 in 5 LGBTI people in Europe report experiencing homelessness, rising to 1 in 3 trans people and nearly 40% of intersex people. The findings of our report provide valuable insights into how both the homeless and LGBTI sector can respond to the needs of LGBTI youth in preventing and reducing LGBTI homelessness.
Programme of the Report Launch
Setting the scene and overview of the scale of LGBTI homelessness in Europe - Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA
Research findings - Dr. Jama Shelton, Chief Research Officer & Gregory Lewis, Executive Director & CEO, True Colors United
Response from the European Commission - Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
Panel Discussion with the European Parliament:
Moderated by Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director, ILGA-Europe
Evin Incir, MEP, S&D
Kim Van Sparrentak, MEP, Greens, Rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Report on Access to Decent and Affordable Housing for All
Closing by Cyndi Lauper, Singer, Activist & Co-Founder of True Colors United
Questions and Answers with participants.