[NEWS] A First For Pennsylvania: LGBT-Friendly Housing Exclusively For Homeless Youth | Project HOME

[NEWS] A First For Pennsylvania: LGBT-Friendly Housing Exclusively For Homeless Youth

 

From CBS Philly:

A Philadelphia nonprofit has announced seed funding for a new project that would provide LGBT-friendly housing exclusively for homeless youth. It would be a first for Pennsylvania.

Here’s how Nasir Fears describes his teenage years in Philadelphia.

“It was survival of the fittest,” he said. “Any way I can try to survive I would do it — sleeping on the sub(way) or house-hopping.”

Fears says he became homeless at age 14 when he came out to his custodial grandparents, whose religious beliefs clashed with his sexual orientation.