NETHERLAND: Homeless in New York, a young gay woman learns to survive.

New Yorker (December 10, 2012)
By Rachel Aviv

ABSTRACT: According to some surveys, up to forty percent of the nation’s homeless youth are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Many have run away from foster care, where they were abused or felt ostracized; others were rejected by their families.

Aviv describes the experiences of several gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender homeless young people (Samantha, Ryan, Christina and others) as they try to survive in the shelters and on the streets, and struggle to plan for the future, applying for jobs and trying to secure subsidized housing.

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