Coming Out to the Streets: LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Paperback)

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Coming Out to the Streets: LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Paperback)

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth are disproportionately represented in the U.S. youth homelessness population. In Coming Out to the Streets, Brandon Andrew Robinson examines their lives.
Based on interviews and ethnographic fieldwork in central Texas, Coming Out to the Streets looks into the LGBTQ youth's lives before they experience homelessness—within their families, schools, and other institutions—and later when they navigate the streets, deal with police, and access shelters and other services. Through this documentation, Brandon Andrew Robinson shows how poverty and racial inequality shape the ways that the LGBTQ youth negotiate their gender and sexuality before and while they are experiencing homelessness. To address LGBTQ youth homelessness, Robinson contends that solutions must move beyond blaming families for rejecting their child. In highlighting the voices of the LGBTQ youth, Robinson calls for queer and trans liberation through systemic change.

Brandon Andrew Robinson is Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside and coauthor of Race and Sexuality.
Product Details ISBN: 9780520299276
ISBN-10: 0520299272
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: November 17th, 2020
Pages: 250
Language: English
“This volume fills a gap in the research on LGBTQ youth who face homelessness, particularly transgender youth. . . . Highly recommended.”

“This book constitutes a relevant tool for understanding how someone gets to face homelessness, even if not queer.”

— Ethnic and Racial Studies