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Danger zone: home, part 2 #singapore

Danger zone: home, part 2 #singapore

A point made by Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center which helps homeless LGBT youth, may be counter-intuitive, but still true: The home can be a dangerous place for some young people, especially if they are gay, lesbian or transgender. Tiffany Cocco’s story illustrates this well. “I wasn’t dealt the best cards in life,” she says with a bucketful of euphemism. “My parents were drug addicts, so I was put in foster care at age four.” Her mother managed to regain custody, but then died two years later of Aids. Both her fathers died soon after, and she ended up living with her grandfather. “At 13, I felt really confused about who I was; at 14, I was tiptoeing out of a deep closet.” “I first came out in high school, telling my best friend,” recalled Tiffany. “But she said, ‘I knew it the whole time.’” Word spread, and bit by bit, the whole school knew. No...

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