The young, the homeless, the queer….
This is something I’ve got quite a few opinions on. I live in Chicago, which has a massive populace of LGBT folks, I’ve got a lot to say about the city’s homeless issue, I’m dating a social worker who deals with these folks every single day, and I’ve got a pretty sizeable interest in LGBT rights.
I think it’s important to read this stuff, as it kind of fits a meme that I harp on pretty reguarly.
Bad Situation + Queer = worse situation
I use that little rule of thumb a couple of different ways. I’m not going to detail it. It kind of speaks for itself.
The reason I want to bring stuff like this to the attention of the general population is that it’s something that we’d all like to forget about. It’s not a sexy issue like SSM. You’re not a revolutionary if you’re advocating for homeless folks who happen to be queer. You’re not appealing to the masses when you’re speaking about a sub group (the queer kids) of a larger group (the homeless) which nobody really wants to speak highly of in the first place.