I do not understand how someone could kick their child out on the street period, let alone for just being who they are (because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity).
It just disgusts me and makes me so angry that youth actually have to worry about these things — have to worry about “coming out” (which they shouldn’t even have to do, because being LGBT should be accepted), have to worry about where they will stay or how they will live if their parents kick them out, have to worry about SO many things.
The end of this article made a really good point:
It’s all too easy to see LGBT homeless youth as an invisible population, but there is a very visible onslaught of anti-gay and anti-trans propaganda specifically targeting parents to raise their fears of the LGBT community. Rather than protecting children, the anti-gay efforts led by conservative evangelical Christians may very well be causing the exact kinds of child abuse that they blame LGBT people for.