Happy Pride Month! As rainbow flags fly and clothing store shelves are stocked with Pride apparel this month, we must acknowledge that LGBTQ+ lives are disproportionately affected by human trafficking and exploitation all year-round. We know that LGBTQ+ individuals face a higher risk of becoming victims of human trafficking compared to their straight, cisgender peers. Disproportionately impacted by family rejection, homelessness, mental health access, and substance use, LGBTQ+ individuals – especially youth – face a much higher risk of experiencing exploitation. So we sat down with one of our key partners, Envision:You, to hear what they are doing to serve the LGBTQ+ community. Keep reading for our interview with Envision:You CEO, Steven Haden.
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