Of the estimated 1.6 million homeless American youth, between 20 and 40 percent are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Homeless LGBT youth are at risk not only on the streets, but in the shelter system as well. (Prereleased to New York City press December 20, 2006.)
The bisexual community rejects simple dichotomies that others would use to divide and oppress lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Bisexual people and their allies are united to support a broad LGBT civil rights movement.
In January 2009, at the 21st National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, in Denver, Colo., bisexual activist Robyn Ochs received the Susan J. Hyde Activism Award for Longevity in the Movement. Watch the video here: