LGBT youth "at risk" of homelessness during pandemic

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Charities have warned that young LGBT people are at heightened risk of being made homeless during the pandemic. As special projects writer Samir Jeraj reports, organisations supporting the homeless have seen a "high volume" of LGBT youth in need of help since the start of the outbreak. 

Carla Ecola from the Outside Project, which runs the UK’s first permanent LGBT homeless shelter in London, said the charity is coping with a rise in demand while receiving no extra support compared to the period before lockdown began.

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Oscar Williams is the editor of the New Statesman's technology site, NS Tech.

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