…neously a trafficker. In addition to these somewhat obvious markers of their vic ms’ vulnerability, traffickers frequently take advantage of young gay males’ emotional vulnerabilities, which often include the need for a parental figure or consistent caregiver and the need to feel desired and valuable.
Eric Lesh, I’m excited to see your story and the link to the video. I’ve been working to raise consciousness about homeless queer youth lately, myself. I’m currently serializing a fiction piece dramatizing the lives of young people left to fend for themselves after facing rejection or abuse — or both — due to homophobia.
Running Toward Hope
A tale of homeless queer youth. Why I’m writing and what people are saying.
My own life has been touched in many ways by homophobic rejection. I’ve known more than my share of young men who fell victim to predation and trafficking.
Thanks for featuring this story.