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Out On The Streets

This award-winning show features stories of two queer kids abandoned by their parents to the streets. Dmae Roberts profiles the life of Miracle, a young, black lesbian living on the streets of Portland, Ore., and her bumpy road to recovery. Then David Gilmore introduces us to Kevyn, a counselor to an HIV positive homeless gay men in Phoenix.


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