LGBT+ homeless fear violence, illness as coronavirus shuts U.S. shelters

By Matthew Lavietes

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The coronavirus is causing the closure of homeless centers across the United States, putting LGBT+ people without housing at increased risk of suicide, health complications or hate crimes, according to homelessness experts.

Homeless centers said they have been forced to shut their doors in order to follow safety precautions over social distancing as enforced by international governments and health organizations. There are about 10,000 shelters for homeless people […]

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