Coronavirus pandemic a perfect storm for LGBTQ homeless youth

Nez Marquez, 23, is staying at Sylvia's Place, an emergency shelter in New York City for LGBTQ teens and young adults.Courtesy of Nez Marquez

By Elizabeth Kuhr

Finding a secure place to live has not been easy for 23-year-old Nez Marquez, who has experienced homelessness for the past five years. Born in Mexico and raised in New York, he said he left home at 18 because his family did not accept his gender identity and sexual orientation.

Marquez is now staying at Sylvia’s Place, an emergency shelter for LGBTQ young adults located on the bottom floor of a Manhattan church. He […]


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