Mike's LGBT Homeless Youth Story: HIV Positive and Looking for Safety

Published: November 3, 2014

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Original Article:  bit.ly/1zsMhFg

Young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) often find themselves at a greater risk of becoming homeless than those who do not identify as LGBT.

Unfortunately Mike* was part of this homeless youth statistic.

When Mike was in his late teens, he became one of the 21,000 homeless young people our Streetwork program reaches each year.

Mike had been raped by a family member for years before he went to his parents for help. Unfortunately, they did not believe Mike. He began using drugs and acting out. He then came out to his parents as gay. They were not accepting and ultimately kicked him out.

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