Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside

Brandon Andrew Robinson is Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Brandon’s book Coming Out to the Streets: LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness examines the LGBTQ youth’s lives before they experience homelessness—within their families, schools, and other institutions—and later when they navigate the streets, deal with police, and access shelters and other services. Brandon’s work on homelessness has also been published in Gender & Society, Journal of Marriage & Family, and Child Welfare. All this work pushes people who want to address homelessness to move beyond blaming families rejecting their child as the cause of LGBTQ youth homelessness and to instead start dealing with systemic problems that are at the root of homelessness.

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