The number of unaccompanied, homeless LGBTQ youth is ever growing, a doubling in the past decade according to national data. Trans youth specifically suffer longer periods of homelessness and greater barriers to accessing aid. Several homeless-youth surveys, from Miami to Los Angeles, identify the primary reasons for why our trans youth are increasingly becoming homeless, including 67.1 percent “forced out by parents/ran away,” 16.5 percent “family issues,” and 4.9 percent “family poverty/lack of affordable housing.”

-Journalist Steve Rothaus writing on Facebook

BREAKING: Less than 24 hours after meeting w/me, @Publix has reversed course and is expanding their employee insurance coverage to include the HIV prevention pill, PrEP! Diplomacy LIVES! #Sayfie

-Florida State Rep. Carlos G Smith tweets great news @CarlosGSmith

More proof @POTUS @realDonaldTrump isn’t nor really was a “A Friend” of the LGBT community. #Make45OneTermOnly#GoingBackInTimeIsntAcceptable

-Joel S. Slotnick posts on Facebook that President Trump refuses to sign Organization of American States statement in support of Gay Marriage.

Looks like it’s time to put the brakes on any travel plans to Bermuda! Hope all of my friends support a TRAVEL BOYCOTT on Bermuda until they resume MARRIAGE EQUALITY … Governor Rankin, SHAME ON YOU!! Time for the LGBT community, and our amazing allies, to show the power of the Rainbow Dollar!!! LIFE IS GOOD!! 🙂

-Political activist Irwin Drucker posts on Facebook that Bermuda is first country to repeal same-sex marriage.

@lavernecox on our latest podcast: “The interesting irony of my life is that before I transitioned, kids called me a girl, and after I transitioned, people call me a man.”

-Katie Couric quoted Laverne Cox from her podcast on Twitter @katiecouric