Here's a quote from an article in the Advocate about homeless LGBTQ youth here in Detroit:
Jessica, a 21-year-old African American transgender woman in Detroit, has lived a hard life. At the age of 13, she became homeless when her family kicked her out for not conforming to gender norms. Instead of a warm home, she had to find shelter in one unsafe and abandoned building after another.
The Ruth Ellis Center, the Midwest’s only organization dedicated to working with LGBTQ runaway and homeless youth, has started an End the Chill campaign on Indiegogo, to keep their drop in center open longer during the cold winter months, so young people who have lost their homes due to their gender identity or sexual orientation, can spend some extra time in a warm, safe environment.