Youth Radio: Young, gay and homeless

Posted on: June 7th, 2010

St. Paul, Minn. — Gay teens are more likely than their straight peers to be homeless. It can be a tough road.

An estimated 20 to 40 percent of homeless teens are on the streets because of their sexual orientation. Some are kicked out by their parents; others feel like they can’t be themselves if they stay at home. Roy Lee Spearman Jones tells the story of being out on his own in MPR’s Youth Radio Series.

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