Politics of Exclusion: LGBTQ Youth and the Human Trafficking Movement

by Alexis Okeke- Research Intern for the IHTI

The Urban Institute released a study last week, which details the experiences of 283 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youths engaging in survival sex. The study covers a range of topics, from abusive home environments that force youth to live on the streets to the characteristics of commercial sex. While this study exposes a marginalized sector of an already oppressed group, it also sheds light on how organizations who are actively involved in ending sex trafficking may not be fully committed to the well-being of vulnerable youth.

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