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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Voices of LGBTQ Refugees from Trump's America

Voices of LGBTQ Refugees from Trump's America
- Many of us felt the sting of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States and feared how it would affect our lives.  But as San Francisco Supervisor Jeff Sheehy reminded us at a hearing he convened last week on youth homelessness in the city, Trump’s election has already become a matter of “life and death” for some LGBTQ young people. Such was the case for D. Andrew Porter, a queer youth living in rural western Kentucky when Trump was elected, and who soon thereafter fled to San Francisco with a friend for safety. D. Andrew—who uses the pronoun “they”—shared their story and spoke of the desperate need for better services for homeless youth in powerful testimony they delivered at the hearing.