Report Launch:
Perceptions: Findings from Homelessness Service Providers & LGBTI organisations about LGBTIQ Youth Homelessness

15.00-16.15 CET
28 April 2021

FEANTSA | ILGA-Europe | True Colors United



Now available: Perceptions - Addressing LGBTI Youth Homelessness in Europe and Central Asia: Findings from a Survey of LGBTI Organisations (PDF)

Now available: Perceptions - Comparative findings from a study of homeless service providers and LGBTI-focused organisations about LGBTIQ youth homelessness in Europe (PDF)

Now available: Perceptions - Findings from a European Survey of Homelessness Service Providers about LGBTIQ Youth Homelessness (PDF)

Now available: Watch Back the Webinar in Full

Now available: The Presentation of Key Report Findings Attached 


Our joint report is the culmination of two years of research which identifies the challenges frontline homeless and LGBTIQ services encounter when working with LGBTIQ youth at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. According to the Fundamental Rights Agency 1 in 5 LGBTI people in Europe report experiencing homelessness, rising to 1 in 3 trans people and nearly 40% of intersex people. The findings of our report provide valuable insights into how both the homeless and LGBTI sector can respond to the needs of LGBTI youth in preventing and reducing LGBTI homelessness.

Programme of the Report Launch

Setting the scene and overview of the scale of LGBTI homelessness in Europe - Freek Spinnewijn, Director, FEANTSA

Research findings -  Gregory Lewis, Executive Director & CEO, True Colors United, Dr. Jama Shelton, Chief Research Officer, True Colors United & Silberman Center for Sexuality and Gender and Anthony Ritosa, Silberman Center for Sexuality and Gender

Response from the European Commission - Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights 

Panel Discussion with the European Parliament:

  • Moderated by Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director, ILGA-Europe
  • Evin Incir, MEP, S&D
  • Kim Van Sparrentak, MEP, Greens, Rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Report on Access to Decent and Affordable Housing for All

Closing by Cyndi Lauper, Singer, Activist & Co-Founder of True Colors United

Questions and Answers with participants. 

Register for the launch of our report here. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the launch but can choose to submit questions in advance of the launch when they register.

For any questions feel free to get in touch with Robbie,