"The day after my 18th birthday this year, my adopted parent kicked me out. At the time, I was really infatuated with this guy, and she was listening to my phone calls. She started telling my family, 'He is this, he is that, he is gay,' and talking about me as if I wasn't part of the family. I went from shelters and couch-surfing to my own bed. I haven't slept in my own bed for almost a year, so it is really nice."
-- Homeless gay teenager Jeremiah Beaverly describing what led him to move to NYC and start sleeping on the street. Jeremiah is currently living in emergency housing, but he will have to leave within 90 days.