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Survival Sex

My Struggle To Survive As A Homeless Youth

Kristopher Sharp | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Kristopher Sharp

My life is proof that we can change the future of thousands of youth forced into homelessness by simply valuing their lives, making investments into their futures, and recognizing that they are worth more than a few bucks and some leftover lunch. I am worth something -- and so is every other homeless youth.

Trans Woman Opens Up About 'Survival Sex': '$500 Came Very Fast'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices

There were few options left for Sasha Washington, a trans woman living in New York, to get the money she needed to survive. So at the age of 15, she w...

In Counting the Homeless This Week, Let's Count Youth Who Exchange Sex for Shelter

Ariel Zwang | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Youth who are homeless will hang out in places where they've never been counted before and where you'd never recognize them. But those youth who are couch surfing, or worse, trading sex for a safe place to sleep (survival sex), will be left out.

Policing Gender, Arresting Sex

Darby Hickey | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Darby Hickey

A new investigative piece in The Chicago Reporter illustrates what community groups and academics have long observed, that anti-prostitution laws cause tremendous harm to people engaged in the sex trade, especially those who are LGBT.

Change.org's 5 Most Shocking Homelessness Stories Of The Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The end of the year is nigh, but there's still time for one more reflection. These stories grabbed our attention, tugged at our heartstrings, and made...