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This Halloween concert from Shhh...Out! -- Chicago's award-winning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly jazz ensemble -- scares up primo sounds from legends of the funk, fusion and swing eras including Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" and the Buddy Rich Band's "Beulah Witch," among other danceable hits. And there's more frightful fun to be had courtesy of the cash bar and a costume contest at intermission. So get decked out in your best zombie drag and join the undead shuffle for great music and a chance at a prize.
The Issue: High Rates of Homelessness Among LGBTQ Youth 20%–40% of all homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, compared to just 3%–5 % of the total US population, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's report, An Epidemic of Homelessness. The sometimes-traumatic process of coming out to their families may help to explain why these youth experience a disproportionate rate of homelessness. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force report also showed that 50% of gay teens experience a negative reaction from their parents upon coming out, and 26% are kicked out of their homes. ...