Congress: Protect LGBT Homeless Kids From Sex Trafficking
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) homeless kids are extremely vulnerable to the sex trafficking industry.
After being rejected for their sexual orientation, many of them run away from home. Scared and desperate for food and shelter, they often fall prey to the manipulations of vicious sexual predators…
In fact, up to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBT.* Right now, there is an act in Congress that will protect these innocent kids.
An updated version of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) — which has supported homeless and at-risk children for over 40 years — will introduce new protections for LGBT homeless children against discrimination in service and care and will continue to fight sex trafficking.
Hundreds of thousands of LGBT kids are depending on these protections.
Sign our petition today: Call on your Senators to pass The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) as soon as possible.
We have the chance to save children's lives with this legislation... but it is critical that we act now.
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While the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) has helped some of our country's most vulnerable children for more than 40 years, the Act doesn't yet protect LGBT youth against discrimination in service and care.
A non-discrimination provision is absolutely vital in helping innocent LGBT kids, as they are also some of the most likely to fall into the hands of child traffickers.
That's why I urge you to pass The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA), including a non-discrimination clause, as soon as possible.
We can't keep leaving our kids out in the cold, dangerous streets… where they are easy prey for pimps and traffickers.
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Please stand up for our country's homeless LGBT kids and support the RHYTPA today.