Landon, one of the main characters in my WIP, Loving Landon, is homeless at the beginning of the story. I didn’t do that intentionally as a political statement, but through my research, I discovered just what a startlingly realistic and frightening situation this is for far too many LGBT young people.
Landon is in many ways one of the lucky ones. He is older. He has both identification and a high school diploma which gives him access to many things that many homeless youth do not have, and because this is fiction, he eventually gets a HEA.
Life, unfortunately is not fiction, and that is not the reality for a great many young people in this situation. I’ll get back to the fun fiction posts tomorrow, but I had to take a moment to shed what little light I could on this startling reality.