Why Are Homeless LGBTQ Youth Trading Sex For Shelter? (NEWSWEEK: Feb 2015)

Why Are Homeless LGBTQ Youth Trading Sex For Shelter? (NEWSWEEK: Feb 2015)

Andy was a skinny, shy 14-year-old when he started trading sex for shelter. Andy, whose name has been changed, identifies as queer with his gender and sexuality, a phrase some use to describe a sexuality or gender (or both) that doesn’t fit with traditional definitions of straight, gay, male or female. Andy had suffered sexual and physical abuse at home. Plus, his household was so strict that “coming out wasn’t even an option,” he says. READ MORE HERE