Presentation, vigil on LGBT+ homeless youth planned

HAZLETON, Pa. — The National Center for Equality and Innovation and Penn State Hazleton’s Office of Student Engagement will host a presentation on LGBT+ homeless youth and the challenges they face, followed by a tealight vigil, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Penn State Hazleton’s Evelyn Graham Academic Building.

“Understanding LGBT+ Homeless Youth” will be presented by Matthew Hansley, co-founder of the National Center for Equality and Innovation and instructor in criminal justice at Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Schuylkill.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness and advocacy for homeless LGBT+ youth and to educate the community about facts and myths about being homeless as a LGBT+ youth. Following the presentation, a tealight vigil will be held. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.