As sad as it might seem while elected members of the government refuse to see past one or two issues, the world continues to move on, with or without them. While the children across this country are finding themselves homeless, the government seems more intent on fighting the same battle time and time again, ignoring issues that impact their constituency, both present and future. Teens are finding themselves homeless everywhere, but they seem to head to the metropolitan areas to find their way. An amazingly high number of those kids are LGBT youth, kicked out of their homes by parents who believe any God would believe hate, anger, and judgement are preferable to love, peace, and acceptance. Watch this short film written & directed by Trent Kendrick, and starring Noland Ammon, 'Any Given Tuesday...'
We know that on any given Tuesday, children are being turned out of their homes because they may be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. By example, they are being taught love is not something given freely, but instead offered only to those who fit the description given by men, not any higher power. They are taught the world is filled with with people willing to point a finger, but never look in the mirror. They are taught they are unworthy of love, especially from their so-called 'Christian' families.
And when these families refuse to do their job, to offer love, support, and nurturing for their own children, that is when we must all step up and try to do what they could not. We must show these kids they are loveable, and if they can find a way to make it through life safely, things will indeed get better. They are not only capable of being loved, they actually deserve to be. We live in the best country in the world, and we should be able to care for one another, not just ourselves and those who follow a set of rules we often ignore when it benefits us. Support the Gay & Lesbian Centers in your area, as well as those in the major cities, where abandoned and runaway kids congregate. To start with, you can give money to the Centers in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Fransisco, although there a so many doing great work. If you live close by a Center, they are more than happy to have your time as a volunteer, as well as your support with a contribution to give these kids at least part of what their shameful families have failed to give them. Remind them the world is a placed filled with love, and everyone is entitled to be loved, and to love in return.