Sewer gas. Stetson cologne. The taste of tears, sweat and semen. Chocolate dark and bitter as blood. Night after night of standing on Clark Street, waiting, smiling, it all started to smell alike. But the growl of his stomach echoed louder than the screaming in his head.
“A testimonial film given by Matthew, a young, homeless 24 year old on the streets of Coventry. He has been homeless for about 18 months and says he is a victim of circumstance. He feels strongly that there is not enough support if you are over 18, alone, not classed as a “vulnerable adult” and have no permanent address or ID” – http://www.thehiddenvoices.org
Cyndi Lauper has launched a new project in the US aimed at empowering and advocating on behalf of homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth, and raising awareness of the problems they face.
Forty to None has produced a public service announcement featuring Cyndi Lauper and young people from various New York City based service providers, including the True Colors Residence, The Door, Green Chimneys, and Safe Space, that presents the realities of LGBT youth homelessness through tangible statistics, and encourages the audience to get informed and get involved in the Forty to None Project (see video below).
via Video: Cyndi Lauper launches organisation for homeless LGBT youth in the US – PinkNews.co.uk.
Scenes that would fit right into Cry’s world on Painted Black.