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Danger zone: home, part 3 #singapore

Danger zone: home, part 3 #singapore

“When [my adopted mother] kicked me out, my grades went up,” said Jeremiah. This only shows how toxic some homes can be. Yet, being homeless while still a teenager is no bed of roses. Jeremiah is now with the Ali Forney Center which runs a shelter for LGBT youth in Queens, New York. He and his parent couldn’t get along “because of how I express myself,” said the young man with rather swishy mannerisms. But he was just “expressing myself in a way that mattered to me.” This didn’t agree with his mother. “She didn’t want me to be gay at all,” he said. There was so much tension in the home, he preferred to stay in school or out till quite late. “I would come home at 8 o’clock because I didn’t like the atmosphere; I didn’t talk to anyone except my sister.” His mother, as he described here, “had a crazy way with words; they cut through the skin like daggers.” Yet, she was also i...

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