40% of LA’s homeless youth are LGBT, according to the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. To help combat this issue, a well produced, dramatic, and heart-wrenching PSA has been created to show the story of what it’s like for an exiled gay teen. Take a look at the video below:
The center, and this video, hope to inform the general public about the issues faced by homeless LGBT youth. It’s a powerful message, as the young boy in the video is physically confronted by his parents, sent to live on the streets, and turns to drugs and prostitution just to stay alive. The video climaxes with the boy considering committing suicide – often the last escape for many of this youngsters.