Jackie was homeless off and on for years after her Catholic parents cut ties with her for coming out.
"But the number-one hurdle to LGBT equality is religiousbased bigotry. The face of the gay-rights movement shouldn't be what I call '40-year-old well-moisturized couples.' The face of the gay-rights movement should be a 15-year-old kid that's been thrown out of his house and taught that he's a sinner."
This is one of the major reasons that I do not associate myself with any religion. The self righteous exclusion of once-loved family members disgusts me, and unfortunately this article only scratches the surface of the hypocrisy that runs rampant in all religions.
Read more in the Rolling Stone article.
The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families