Rafael

  I am the original poster child for LNFY. Yes, I’m sure you’ve probably heard that from multiple people but I swear I am. Just ask Rick if you don’t believe me. I became homeless because my dad didn’t like the fact I was gay. I moved out to be with someone. It didn’t go…

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Carlene

I never imagined that I would get as far as I have. I graduated college with a Bachelors degree in Music Performance. I’m an opera singer with a voice that stops most people. My voice is the one thing that I am proudest of. When I graduated college, I realized that it was impossible to…

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Angel

My name is Angel. I was born with a genetic anomaly. Despite it being obvious to the world, I don’t let it stop me. I always had a good relationship with my family. I came out when I was 15. My mom was okay with that. She went as far as to give me advice…

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Eva

  My life started on the side of the road and that’s where it almost ended. Let me back up. My name is Eva Grace but looking at me, you would never think that. I guess I have always been the one to go against the norms in life. I was found on the side…

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Mike

I want to get off the streets. It’s been a year since I was stable. I made the mistake of committing a crime and I’m just lucky that it wasn’t worse. I spent six months in prison and 10 months in jail. Honestly? I preferred prison. That was terrible but it had some semblance of…

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Shane

At the age of 16, I had survived two conversion camps, four suicide attempts and an exorcism just cause I was gay and successfully proved to the court that my father and his religious practices on me where inhuman. My emancipation was filed I was free to be me, Wrong living in a small town…

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Rani

My chosen name is Rani. It’s the Indian word for queen. My ex-boyfriend who I met while I was working at the strip club called me that. He said it was because I reminded of royalty. The name just stuck. I’ve only been homeless since Halloween. I came to Atlanta because I was told that…

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Joseph

‘I’m a survivor. I’m not gon’ give up.”  -Survivor Destiny’s Child I am a gay man who chooses to let that label fade to the back. Ny chosen label is Survivor and it’s one that I wear proudly. I used to be homeless but I’m not anymore. That was a scary five months. I’m not…

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Alphonse

If you passed me on the street, you would probably assume that I’m just another street kid, headed towards a life of fast women, fast cars and an early death. However, I am the perfect example of why you should never judge a book by it’s cover. I dress casually but put together. My kicks…

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Rachel

I make it a goal in life to never be too prideful. It all started when I was 17. My parents were fine with me being gay. The big problem for them was learning that their 17-year-old son was actually their daughter. They were not okay with me being trans and so, they kicked me…

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