Inspirational Class Video Project About LGBT Teens Living on the Streets After Coming Out
Homelessness among the LGBT community is a huge issue, one that is close to our hearts here at Unicorn Booty. Are you aware that 25-40% of all youth who become homeless identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender?
Hard not to get choked up while watching this video from Dustin Nisley, a 22-year-old college student studying for his bachelor degree in social work. Dustin’s story is one that occurs everyday – kids forced onto the streets after coming out to their families.
Dustin completed this video project for his social justice class last week. He outlines the difficult and painful experiences many LGBT teens face coming out and subsequently being kicked out onto the streets.
While living on the streets, some are forced to make terrible decisions just to survive. Thank you Dustin for opening up our eyes about living on the streets. We all think you deserve an A++!
What do you think, unicorns? How have you or anyone close to you been affected by homelessness?