Help raise awareness of human trafficking in the LGBTQ+ community by sharing these 5 facts, presented by the Covenant House.

In May 2016, Polaris created an overview of human trafficking within the LGBTQ+ community titled, "Sex Trafficking and LGBTQ+ Youth". In this report, Polaris found that due to “significant challenges during adolescence and early adulthood, fighting discrimination, misconceptions, and abuse by peers, family members, and others in their communities,” LGBTQ+ youth who are homeless (up to 40% of the homeless youth population) are 7.4 times more likely  to experience acts of sexual violence than their heterosexual peers and 3 to 7 times more likely to engage in “survival sex to meet basic needs such as shelter, food, drugs, or toiletries.”

Forms of Abolition:
Awareness

Forms of Slavery:
Sex Trafficking