Building community for LGBT homeless kids

Kate Barnhart

Kate BarnhartFor just a minute, imagine yourself as a kid, homeless and penniless on the streets of New York City. That thought alone is enough to frighten anyone, but the story only begins there. Add to that, you were brought here as a child, illegally, from El Salvador, and thrown out of your family when they found out you were gay and were the victim of a hideous gay-bashing in Texas, in which acid was thrown in your face, blinding you in one eye. You found your way to New York but now the sight in the other eye is going. You are just a kid, and no one cares about you, no one loves you. Where can you