NYC homeless gay youth need more resources

In NYC, nearly 4,000 young people are homeless every night – many of them gay. On the Christopher Street pier in Greenwich Village, where dozens of gay and transgender youths hang out, Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project hand out snacks, condoms and information. The organization sends out several nightly teams to find homeless youths. Not all are thrown out of their houses, but many are. “The parent might not say, ‘You have to get out now,’ like, ‘I am kicking you out,’ especially since that is illegal if they are under 18,” she says. “It’s a fine line between what is their choice and what is not.”

[via NPR]

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