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NO HOUSE TO CALL MY HOME

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In this lyrical debut Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty dangerous and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. As a caseworker in a group home for disowned LGBTQ teenagers Berg witnessed the struggles fears and ambitions of these disconnected youth as they resisted the pull of the street tottering between destruction and survival.Focusing on the lives and loves of eight unforgettable youth No House to Call My Home traces their efforts to break away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse and in the process to heal from years of trauma. From Bella’s fervent desire for stability to Christina’s irrepressible dreams of stardom to Benny’s continuing efforts to find someone to love him Berg uncovers the real lives behind the harrowing statistics: over 4000 youth are homeless in New York City43 percent of them identify as LGBTQ.Through these stories Berg compels us to rethink the way we define privilege identity love and family. Beyond the tears bluster and bravado he reveals the force that allows them to carry onthe irrepressible hope of youth.>

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In this lyrical debut Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty dangerous and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. As a caseworker in a group home for disowned LGBTQ teenagers Berg witnessed the struggles fears and ambitions of these disconnected youth as they resisted the pull of the street tottering between destruction and survival.Focusing on the lives and loves of eight unforgettable youth No House to Call My Home traces their efforts to break away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse and in the process to heal from years of trauma. From Bella’s fervent desire for stability to Christina’s irrepressible dreams of stardom to Benny’s continuing efforts to find someone to love him Berg uncovers the real lives behind the harrowing statistics: over 4000 youth are homeless in New York City43 percent of them identify as LGBTQ.Through these stories Berg compels us to rethink the way we define privilege identity love and family. Beyond the tears bluster and bravado he reveals the force that allows them to carry onthe irrepressible hope of youth.>

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