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Here's An F-Word That's Hurting A Lot More Kids Than The F-Word

The f-word in question can be found on the left side of the below infographic, near the big 65% statistic. It's right next to a pretty hurtftul d-word that also needs to go.

With so many states now allowing gay marriage, it's easy to feel like LGBT folks are well on their way to being treated equally. But the reality is, for most LGBT kids, life can be pretty terrible, especially at a place they're required to attend.

I guess it shouldn't be a surprise that middle- and high-schoolers can be pretty intolerant, but even so, some of these statistics are pretty shocking.

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Glenda moved to Houston from Ohio just before the pandemic hit. She didn't know that COVID-19-related delays would make it difficult to get her Texas driver's license and apply for unemployment benefits. She quickly found herself in an impossible situation — stranded in a strange place without money for food, gas, or a job to provide what she needed.

Alone, hungry, and scared, Glenda dialed 2-1-1 for help. The person on the other end of the line directed her to the Houston-based nonprofit Bread of Life, founded by St. John's United Methodist pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus.

For nearly 30 years, Bread of Life has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS prevention, eliminating food insecurity, providing permanent housing to formerly homeless individuals and disaster relief.

Glenda sat in her car for 20 minutes outside of the building, trying to muster up the courage to get out and ask for help. She'd never been in this situation before, and she was terrified.

When she finally got out, she encountered Eva Thibaudeau, who happened to be walking down the street at the exact same time. Thibaudeau is the CEO of Temenos CDC, a nonprofit multi-unit housing development also founded by the Rasmuses, with a mission to serve Midtown Houston's homeless population.

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