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.

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.


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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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