Currently the factors establishing a disproportionate amount of homeless LGBTQ+ individuals are derived of the same religious misinterpretations and religious extremism as originally created in the 4th century under the Minerva Decree.. The term Homosexual wasn’t coined until the late 19th century to create a medical diagnosis for individuals beyond societal standards. The term wasn’t introduced officially into a biblical context until 1947 in the USA (curiously at the same time as anti sodomy laws were prevalent). The term replaced temple prostitution, paederasty, and other sexual deviations of the time. This misconception of the context allows a greater percentage of families to disown, beat, and otherwise throw away their children. 320,000 to 400,000: A conservative estimate of the number of gay and transgender youth facing homelessness each year. As the puritanical society of the turn of the 20th century grew more anti-gay more arrests and felonies were established for lewd acts, sodomy, and the felony of homosexuality.
The intersection between Trafficking and LGBTQ+ individuals is grotesquely behind the rest of trafficking knowledge. This population is so hidden from mainstream society and even removed as victims for their “willing” participation. Many anti trafficking groups negate LGBTQ+ as individuals choosing this life and therefore not victims at all. Some anti trafficking organizations still promote cure the gay therapy, individual ‘trend’ groups jumping into the anti-trafficking ‘cause’ don’t always have the best interest of LGBTQ+ individuals in mind.