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Side-by-side graphs showing that white youth are underrepresented among homeless LGBTQ youth and confined youth, while Black youth are overrepresented among both groups.

Data Source: The Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center; Serving Our Youth 2015: The Needs and Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Experiencing Homelessness by the Williams Institute and the True Colors Fund; and the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (2015). (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2019)

This graph originally appeared in LGBTQ youth are at greater risk of homelessness and incarceration.

While white youth are underrepresented among the homeless LGBTQ youth and confined youth populations, Black youth are overrepresented among both groups. Black youth made up just 14 percent of the total youth population in 2014, but 31% of the homeless LGBTQ youth population that year, and 42% of the confined youth population in 2015.

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