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Helping LGBTQ Kids Find Their Voice

This trans teen was homeless on the streets — until music helped him find his voice and use it to lift up other LGBTQ kids.

08/17/2018 9:01 PM
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  • Jessica Z.
    02/27/2019 14:51

    ! You are AMAZING ❣️❣️❣️

  • Yahyah L.
    02/25/2019 03:44

    God blessed you and you will continue to shine Shea Freedoms

  • Kristina D.
    02/24/2019 18:17

    Love you 🖤

  • Lydia B.
    02/23/2019 20:14

    Keep up the wonderful work! Sendin love your way 💖🎶💖

  • Jeremy A.
    01/21/2019 05:48

    SIN WILL TAKE YOU FARTHER (REVISED) Back when I was in my early twenties. I went to the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center to learn a trade. While I was there I met several friends. One of those friends was named Paul. Who later we would call "twiggy." Another one of those friends was Chris. Not long after we met. The three of us became very close friends. We even sometimes went to church together. At one church the three of us would get up and sing a special together. The song that we sung was a song called "Friends." Then one night as we were walking through the park. Paul and I came out of the closet to each other. We remained pretty close until we graduated. A year or two after we graduated Paul came to live with me (as a friend.) Then we moved away from each other and lost contact. A year after that we got back into contact. Then I moved to Kansas City, where he was. While we were in Kansas City. We partied together, did drag shows together, and hung out together. Also while this was going on. I found out a few things about my friend Paul. I found out that he was doing drugs, prostituting himself, and that he was HIV positive. SIN WILL TAKE YOU FARTHER. That November I and the people that I was living with got kicked out of our apartment. And I was forced to go home. To Unionville Missouri. After a couple of years I found out that my friend Paul was killed. The story that I got was that some drug dealers put him on his knees, tied his hands behind his back, and shot him in the back of the head SIN WILL TAKE YOU FARTHER THAN YOU WANT TO GO There is a second part to this story. While I was in Kansas City I used to go to this park. That was frequently visited by homosexuals. This was the same park that my friend Paul prostituted himself. In this park there was always a group of teen boys. That we called "Hustlers." They were teen boys usually between the ages of 15 and 20 (roughly.) These boys were prostitutes, and drug addicts. Most of them were HIV positive, and most of them has visible sores around their mouths. Which were evidence of other STD'S (sexually transmitted disease) that they had. SIN WILL TAKE YOU FARTHER THAN YOU WANT TO GO.

  • Mark A.
    11/07/2018 00:28

    love you freedom

  • Ashley D.
    11/06/2018 18:04

    We love you !!

  • Corinne B.
    11/06/2018 11:12

    How inspiring and yet sad that foster children are sometimes treated like that.

  • Freedom S.
    10/29/2018 05:28

  • Freedom S.
    09/07/2018 19:58

    Thaet

  • Wade W.
    08/30/2018 04:20

    Go Shea!!

  • Greg D.
    08/30/2018 02:41

    Your doing s great my beautiful little brother... keep it up

  • Dagny B.
    08/27/2018 10:59

    Loving you, Shea! 😍

  • Stanley C.
    08/26/2018 21:19

    WRONG PAD BOY.LOST SOUL.

  • Teaera M.
    08/26/2018 08:06

    I love you Shea 💋

  • Talia K.
    08/26/2018 06:22

    Proud of you !!

  • Julieanne F.
    08/25/2018 22:37

    Love you my brother! ❤️

  • Amber L.
    08/25/2018 21:33

    Ether Warburton ❤️❤️💁🏼‍♀️

  • Brad A.
    08/25/2018 07:08

    Respectfully How are you homeless for 6 years Talk truth 6 years

  • Deborah S.
    08/25/2018 04:00

    Right on Shea!!! Thanks for sharing your story to help others and change the world!!! 👍🙏