Just-18 friend kicked out for being gay, what are his options?
April 23, 2012 3:05 PM Subscribe
A very close online friend of mine is getting kicked out of the house and disinherited for being gay and not going through with what amounts to an arranged marriage. He just turned 18. The situation is somewhat urgent, he doesn’t have much in the way of local resources, and getting in touch with specifically LGBT groups is likely to strain his family situation further. What resources and options can I help him find?
posted by NMcCoy to human relations (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Of primary importance for him is finding a place to stay for an extended period of time, ideally with a roommate. He has a bit of financial support from another friend to cover housing costs until he gets onto his feet. He's currently located in the vicinity of Sarasota, FL, and is planning a trip up to Michigan to visit a contact there and perhaps see if he can work out an arrangement and find housing, but that situation seems pretty tenuous.