Local News Investigates The ‘Hidden Crisis’: Kids Put Out ‘Like Trash’ Just For Being Gay

  • metta

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    Feb 18, 2012 2:24 AM GMT






    Local News Investigates The ‘Hidden Crisis’: Kids Put Out ‘Like Trash’ Just For Being Gay




    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/02/17/427948/local-news-investigates-the-hidden-crisis-kids-put-out-like-trash-just-for-being-gay/
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    Feb 18, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    OMG kids of today should of tryed to be an out kid in rural Australia in the 1960s as I was. Oh yes I endured abuse and torture for standing my ground; the beatings I endured. But it only helped to make me the strong man I am today, as I hope it will them.

    But when I was a child of six when I first stood my own ground as a poofter. There was no such thing as a gay community, or laws to protect children, or youth. So now one ponders what is the gay community doing to help these youth?
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    Feb 18, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidOMG kids of today should of tryed to be an out kid in rural Australia in the 1960s as I was. Oh yes I endured abuse and torture for standing my ground; the beatings I endured. But it only helped to make me the strong man I am today, as I hope it will them.

    We dont give a flyin fuck.. this is now the 21st century.........
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:27 AM GMT
    "The new homeless"? Are they fucking kidding us with that?

    The only thing new here is the news finally growing a set--or otherwise just needing fodder to sell--so as to discuss homophobic parents thowing away their gay children.

    Love how the reporter seems surprised by her own good fortune yet actually egomaniacally intimates the claim of having broken the story just last year, while failing to mention how the news averted their eyes to our problem for decades, how the world lets homophobes get away with treating us like shit.

    I met tons of these kids back in the 70s in Lauderdale when they hung out on the strip. (beach area generally Las Olas north to Sunrise). Also they'd hang out by the Everglades bar down by US1 & 17th St where I used to shoot pool. So it's a little insulting to try and pass this off as something new.

    NEWS: Homophobia exists in families too.

    /rant

    Obligatory appreciative comment: Nice to see the media calling out the bastards for what they do to their kids.
  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 18, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    Attention anti-gay conservatives of the world: you should not have children. The odds are about 1 in 15 that your child will be gay. If your bigoted little brains cannot handle that possibility, and you plan on throwing away your child "like trash" then you are not fit to be a parent. End of story.

    Of course I have no illusions that haters will stop breeding, since they don't believe in birth control either. And even if you can't afford to take care of your children, let the government foot the bill, right?
    "Family values" my ass. Most animals are better parents.

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    Feb 19, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    So unspeakably sad! My heart goes out to all youths in this kind of situation!