In America, up to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

The 40 of the Forty list provides a platform for the 40% of youth experiencing homelessness who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Youth are the experts of their own truths, and we aim to honor their voices and their stories. Our goal is to inspire hope and help reduce the stigma often associated with housing instability and homelessness.

The young people on the 40 of the Forty list were nominated by homeless youth service providers, social workers, educators, and other folks from across the country. The list highlights 40 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who have experiences with homelessness and provides them opportunities to be engaged in our work nationally and within their home communities. Youth featured on the 40 of the Forty have become spokespeople for their communities, representing them in local and national forums and have contributed to publications from leading national organizations.

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Aaron Kemmerer
Aiyanna
Benjii
Austin Dunn
Benjii
Caitlyn Caruso
Christian
D'Angelo Morrison
Dean Wilson
Devone Thomas
Giovanni
Hannah Le
Holly Love
Independence
Indie Landrum
Jaleel Kameron Carter
Jawanza James Williams
Jerome Fitzgerald Kendrick Jr
Jobi Adams
Kahlib Barton
Kalwin 'Dre' Perrin
La'Ruben Dixon
Lanay Lindsey
Mario
Michael Monsujh Vincent Bolwaire
Nisa Bragg
Ziggy Keyes
Patrick Notah
Phoebe VanCleefe
Quneisha McGee
Regi Stevenson
Patrick Notah
Roxane Jack
Shanwalus 'Sammy' Nesbit
Shikema
Sonya Wilson
Soul
Steven
Taylon Taylor
Tyreik Gaffney (Xavier)