About this website
For more than a decade, social service providers, officials and Covenant House (CH) clients have been frustrated with the discriminatory treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) homeless kids by CH staff.
On this site, you will encounter evidence that will support the conclusion that GLBT kids are targeted by CH staff and that this practice results in:
- HIV infection
- The human trafficking of children
- Emotional abuse
- Suicidal ideation
You will hear from providers as they recount the story of how CH staff withheld HIV treatment from transgender kids. You will hear how staff have targeted intersex, gay and lesbian kids for cruel treatment that resulted in the kids becoming victims of human trafficking. You will hear about how this behavior nearly destroyed … and in some cases, completely destroyed the lives of these homeless children.
For more than a decade, the Houston GLBT community has attempted to address these documented problems with CH. Currently, CH is refusing to even discuss the possibility of implementing anti-bullying policy to protect GLBT kids. We, the Houston GLBT community, are tried of allowing this behavior to continue. We are therefore going public and hoping that you will listen to what clients, social service providers, organizations and public officials have to say about Covenant House Houston’s treatment of GLBT youth.
Please join with us in demanding that Covenant House Houston institute explicit policy that protects GLBT homeless kids in their care from discrimination, physical brutality and bullying.