June is Pride Month in the United States. In honor of Pride month, learn how the LGBTQ+ community is vulnerable to human trafficking.
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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.”
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