Archive for August, 2014

Torreano David Stanley is a 20-year-old from the Bronx who identifies as gender fluid—female most days. Photo by Michael Rubenstein for NBC News. Photo and article found at http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/left-behind-lgbt-homeless-youth-struggle-survive-streets-n157506

Torreano David Stanley is a 20-year-old from the Bronx who identifies as gender fluid—female most days. Photo by Michael Rubenstein for NBC News. Photo and article found in the link provided in the text.

This morning I read the article Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Street and it inspired a surprisingly intense emotion for me. Yes, there was depression over the situation and sympathy/empathy for those individuals whose stories were told. That’s not too surprising.

But what did surprise me was an intense anger. A very sudden, very extreme flame up of anger. And specifically anger at religion. No, not just religion; anger at American christianity.

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