Bil Browning

Homeless Gay Teen Describes Current Life

Filed By Bil Browning | November 21, 2011 8:45 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: homeless gay teen, Jeremiah Beaverly, LGBT youth

"The day after my 18th birthday this year, my adopted parent kicked me out. At the time, I was really infatuated with this guy, and she was listening to my phone calls. She started telling my family, 'He is this, he is that, he is gay,' and talking about me as if I wasn't part of the family. I went from shelters and couch-surfing to my own bed. I haven't slept in my own bed for almost a year, so it is really nice."

-- Homeless gay teenager Jeremiah Beaverly describing what led him to move to NYC and start sleeping on the street. Jeremiah is currently living in emergency housing, but he will have to leave within 90 days.

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My wife and I are trying very hard to get to the point where we can take in one or more of our LGBT youth in these situations. We're not there yet, though. Sigh.