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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Homeless gay youth

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWhich word is more important?

The New York Times brings us a photo slideshow of some gay young adults who, in many cases, have been forced to the streets because they are homosexuals.

"When you think about being gay, you don't think, 'Oh, this poor kid has been thrown out on the streets.' You think about Chelsea, a Chelsea boy, or somebody who is a drag queen and people having fun and, like, lots of sex. And you don't think, oh, this kid, his parents are kicking him out on the streets."
The children here are hurting because of the anti-gay propaganda being promoted by our government. Maybe they would have been messed up anyway; maybe they could be doing more for themselves now.

We'll never know. Their lives have been permanently affected by a simple message of hate.



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