It's assumed adults via maturity have more control over their lives. Where as youth are still impressionable, less able to fend for themselves, and may need guidance and support, depending on their circumstances of course.
There are shelters for lgbtq youth because they are sometimes thrown out by their parents when they come out to them. While lgbtq adults also face challenges, they are not in the same situation as the youth.
It's a matter of trying to create a "safe space" for people of those identifying factors. LGBTQ youth have no other designated areas to feel this way. Legally, at least- because they are minors. Or, were recently, and have not been able to get involved in gay bars, or whatever is most accessable/popularized.
In Utah, the majority of homeless youth are Queer. Though, I don't know of any queer youth shelters here..
I just feel like there being an age limit is homophobic, because they might get molested or something. Children don't need to be kept separate, but that isn't just an LGBT issue.
People should support the community, regardless of age.
I think that in most societies, adults are expected to provide for themselves. Western societies, at least, but I do not really know the culture of other countries.
Youth are far more vulnerable. Granted, things have changed since the seventies, but It was expected that if I was not attending college after high school, I would have a job and be fending for myself immediately after graduation, and most of us, including myself, were.We were motivated, even if by embarrassment, to not be living with our parents except as a last resort, or temporary emergency scenario.
There seems to no longer be the stigma about being a ”taken care of” adult vs. independent adult now as there was when I was a youth.
The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
Buy Matt a Beer
$75.00 of $75.00
Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
Feed Matt a Burrito
$90.00 of $100.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
Finance the Shopping Cart
$90.00 of $200.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.