04/24/2013 Leading Canadian scholars speak out about youth homelessness
York will host a panel experts on youth homelessness Friday as part of a celebratory launch of a free new e-book looking at how to effectively respond to youth in crisis and prevent them from turning to the streets.
04/19/2013 Homeless LGBTQ youth is focus of doctoral student's research
By Fred Michah Rynor
Toronto's downtown may look inviting and exciting but many who live here do not realize these seemingly safe streets are actually home to hundreds of displaced and abandoned youth.
02/11/2013 Dire Gaps in Services for LGBTQ Homeless Youth
Research shows that Toronto needs to become more accessible, supportive, and safe for LGBTQ youth.
BY JESS DAVIDSON
01/14/2013 Councillors work to fill emergency shelter shortfall
A group of councillors is planning a last-ditch effort to convince their colleagues to use some of the city's $232 million surplus to prevent "drastic" cuts to emergency shelter and homeless beds during final 2013 budget debates this week.
12/20/2012 In Conversation: Alex Abramovich
Pink Play Magazine - Alex Abramovich is an academic, activist, and artist, combining all three passions into a
compelling argument for social change. Currently working on a Ph.D. at University of Toronto,
Alex is an advocate for homeless LGBTQ youth and a world based on respect and love.
12/06/2012 Out in the cold
Experts say government cuts have created a 'crisis' for homeless queer youth
11/28/2012 Guest post: LGBTQ youth homelessness: A growing problem in Toronto
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population. Approximately 12 years ago, it was estimated that 25-40% of homeless youth identified as LGBTQ, but we do not have enough research in Canada to know how much that estimate has changed.
10/10/2012 The precarious existence of Toronto's homeless LGBT youth
Outwords, article by Peter Carlyle-Gordge
Being homeless in a big city is not a pleasant prospect. Being homeless and gay, lesbian or trans is even worse. Toronto, which is often a magnet for LGBTQ youth from across Canada and the world, does have youth shelters. But now their future is in question as city council ponders closing some of them.
09/25/2012 Toronto offers little support for LGBT homeless youth
I recently interviewed I. Alex Abramovich for Rabble.ca about the lack of support for LGBT homeless youth in Toronto.
I. Alex Abramovich is a Doctoral Candidate in the Adult Education and Community Development program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University of Toronto.
08/22/2012 Toronto wants to force gay youth off the streets
Homelessness among queer youth is also a problem in Toronto and GLBT activists are furious with proposals from Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti who plans to do away with the city's shelter system and clear Toronto's sidewalks of the homeless.
07/18/2012 LGBTQ homeless people at risk: Toronto
"People do not have a strong understanding of the connection between homophobia and homelessness," says Alex (Ilona) Abramovich, a PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto.
05/17/2012 Now is the time to increase supports for LGBTQ homeless youth
On Homeless Hub:
"President Obama's recent endorsement of marriage equality gives much hope to millions of people in the queer community, however, there is still much more work to be done, especially with regards to the extremely high number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who are bullied, abused, kicked out, and forced to leave home due to homophobia and transphobia."
04/27/2012 LGBTQ youth homelessness on the Homeless Hub (I. Alex Abramovich) [Video]
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population. It has been estimated that approximately 25-40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ.
04/11/2012 OISE Spotlight
Featured in the spotlight section of the OISE homepage
09/09/2011 New LGBT youth facility guided by Cyndi Lauper should serve as model for Toronto
The six-storey housing facility is built. The residents are settling into their studio apartments. And the life skills coach is gearing up to begin job-training services. ...
05/02/2011 Shelters needed for LGBTQ homeless youth
A monthly electronic bulletin highlighting what people are doing to put housing back on the public agenda in Ontario,across Canada and around the world.
02/11/2011 Gimme Shelter: Housing Without Hate
Queeriesmag.com is an online magazine geared towards Canadian Queer Women and other lovely Like-Minded Folks.
Article by Melissa Benner
12/13/2010 Visioning underway for gay homeless youth shelter
Article by Rob Salerno
12/13/2010 Group works to establish shelter for homeless LGBTQ
Article by Aileen Donnelly
12/11/2010 Gimme Shelter: The quest for Toronto's first emergency shelter serving queer and trans youth
Article by Ryan English
06/08/2010 Out of the Cold: Transsexual Homelessness in Toronto
Article by Dylan Franks, Dispatches International
03/18/2010 Campus Screen: Local and Canadian student filmmakers shine at the U of T Film Festival
Article by Mersiha Gadzo, published in Varsity Magazine, U of T
03/15/2010 Queer street youth grapple with issues heterosexual counterparts do not, experts say
Article by Lauren Mitsuki, published in Diverse(City)
08/20/2009 Gay dropouts say street is only option
Article by Laurie Monsebraaten, published in the Toronto Star:
Some find their sexual orientation an additional barrier within already limited services for homeless