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What's it Like to be Young, Gay... and Homeless?

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What's it Like to be Young, Gay... and Homeless?

"I always said to myself that I don’t care if everyone hates me," says Jovanie Morrison, "as long as my family and my mum loves me, that’s fine. But I didn’t get that.”

Morrison says he knew he was "special" when he was six-years old, and was aware he was gay by the age of 12. That's when he first considered taking his own life.

“My mum said to me 'if you are gay or ever become gay, you might as well leave my household. The only way you could come out is when you're in the grave.'” Rejected by his family, Morrison eventually ended up homeless.

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