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[sws_grey_box box_size=”600″] “Everyone has a story to tell, a lesson to teach, and wisdom to share… Life is a beautiful masterpiece bound together by your experiences. Open up and share your story; become an inspiration to others. You can make a difference because you matter. You were created with purpose. Live your life with intention, go out there and make a difference by being the difference.” – Melanie Moushigian Koulouris [/sws_grey_box]

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Kadeem Swenson
Kadeem Swenson at his graudation (Photo: Mike Conneen)

Follow the link below to read how Kadeem Swenson found himself living on the streets of Washington D.C. after coming out to his parents.  The story doesn’t end there!  This amazing kid, with the help of a caring high school counselor, not only graduated high school, but is taking college classes and did a government internship in D.C.

Thank you Kadeem for sharing your story and showing us that there are endless possibilities for our LGBT homeless youth.  May we find the strength of Kadeem and the compassion of his high school counselor.


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Sassafras Lowrey
Sassafras Lowrey

The link below is a young woman’s blog post recounting the moment she ended up homeless because she is gay.  Within a 24 hour period, at age 17, Sassafras Lowrey had lost everything she treasured.  Where this would crush a lot of people’s spirits, instead it created a fighter, a champion and an advocate.

Read how she has created her own unique family, has taken the steps to find her passion again and is speaking out to educate others.  Her story, her message, her mission is hard to ignore.


It takes a lot of courage to share your story.

Jonah Mowry’s story can’t be summarized any better than the video itself.

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