So Delicious and Urban Peak are partnering for Denver Pride month. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness in our community.
Identifying as LGBTQ remains one of the highest causes of youth homelessness in the Denver Metro Area. Of all Urban Peak youth who are willing to self-identify, 25% identify as LGBQ and 2% identify as transgender. Nationally, LGBQ people make up 4.5% and transgender people make up .06% of the population in the United States. Needless to say, 25% and 2%, respectively, is a pretty staggering over representation of this often marginalized population.