LGBT Homeless Youth

Wearing a mask to protect her “soul,” Gizmo Lopez, 19, left, who identifies herself as bisexual and homeless, sits with her boyfriend Tiny Jenkins and all their possessions inside a fast food restaurant, waiting to ride the subways for a night’s sleep on Thursday, March 1, 2012, in New York. Almost half of the city’s homeless youth are part of the LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender population. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)