The White House took a step in support of L-G-B-T people this week. On Wednesday night, Senior advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, writing on behalf of the Barack Obama, posted a petition on the White House website. It calls for the end of the so-called conversion therapy – that’s where therapists try to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
There are estimated to be 4,000 homeless young people on the streets of New York. And about 1,600 identify as gay, bisexual or transgender.
A report released last week shows that many of them are trading sex for food, cash and a warm place to sleep. On a recent Sunday, a large group of LGBT homeless youth came by a Greenwich Village church for a hot dinner.