Bill to Protect All Homeless Youth Introduced in the U.S. House

The True Colors Fund Applauds Introduction of Inclusive, Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act in the U.S. House of Representatives

Today, Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-8) and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) introduced H.R. 1779, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The reauthorization recognizes the needs of all young people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experiencing homelessness. Research continues to show that while LGBT youth make up just seven percent of the general youth population, they comprise 40 percent of the 1.6 million youth that are homeless in America each year. READ MORE