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.

Preventing the Tragedy of LGBT Youth Homelessness

Via Social Work License Map and MSW@USC

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.