Here's a protest that should be repeated since it draws attention to the most under-discussed problem facing the LGBT community:
David Melson, George Cole and Micah Bisson, in a news release, say they will spend 20 hours, from Oct. 6-7, living as if they were homeless before Affirmation's annual conference Oct. 8-10.
A disproportionate number of homeless youths, 20 to 40 percent nationally, are LGBT. One survey at a Salt Lake City homeless youth center found that 42 percent of those served identified as something other than straight. About 8 percent of Salt Lake City's population is LGBT.
The Affirmation officers plan to ditch their cell phones, wallets and drivers licenses. They will be left alone in different parts of the city. Journalists have been invited to document the event.
The only GetEqual protest I know of that was about LGBT youth homelessness involved pressuring Dick Lugar on ENDA, because a 14-year-old trans girl whose parents kicked her out should stop whining for a hand-out and just get a job.
It's not as sexy as big-ticket federal legislation, but getting resources for LGBT homeless youth would go a long way to increase the quality of life of our population.