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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Tag: Sexual orientation

LGBT Youth Homelessness

When coming out as gay leads to homelessness, By Krista Ramsey, September 27, 2014, Cincinnati Enquirer: “Dedrick Hall was 17 when he acknowledged to himself that he was bisexual. When he shared his identity with friends, classmates at Elder High School and his two sisters, he found support. Or, at least, acceptance. Then he told his mother. ‘She just didn’t approve at all. She was very upset about the situation. She said, ‘You can’t stay at my house any more. You have to find someplace else to go…'”