LGBTQ youth are a hidden minority, children and young adults terrified into staying unknown. Anonymity is safety, identification life-threatening.
- kill themselves at rates that are 5 times the national average
- drop out of school as early as elementary school for reasons that skew largely to active and passive bullying from peers & adults, and
- appallingly, are homeless in numbers overwhelmingly disproportionate to the size of their community – 40% of homeless youth in the US identify as LGBTQ.
Whispering Angels of Saratoga Springs wants to help.
Whispering Angels of Saratoga Springs exists to increase awareness and provide philanthropy to the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community of Saratoga Springs, the Southern Adirondacks, and the Greater Capital District with an initial focus on at-risk and homeless LGBTQ youth.
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