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Shelter
     

Shelter

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by Lucky S. Michaels
 

&#bull; Of the roughly 15,000 to 20,000 homeless youths in New York, up to 40 percent of them are LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer).
&#bull; Sylvia's Place originated as the vision of Sylvia Rivera, a transgendered woman, who was an advocate for LGBTQ rights during her life and worked tirelessly, even while stricken with cancer, for the food pantry

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&#bull; Of the roughly 15,000 to 20,000 homeless youths in New York, up to 40 percent of them are LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer).
&#bull; Sylvia's Place originated as the vision of Sylvia Rivera, a transgendered woman, who was an advocate for LGBTQ rights during her life and worked tirelessly, even while stricken with cancer, for the food pantry at the Metropolitan Community Church of New York. On her deathbed, she made the Reverend Pat Bumgardner promise to find a way to start a shelter in the space. One year after her death Rev Pat saw to it that this vision was seen through to fruition.
&#bull; Their first client arrived on April 3rd of 2003, and within a week from Ron's arrival, Lucky Michaels was hired. As a participant observer, Lucky began photographing the environment and the teenagers who walked through their doors.
&#bull; Each young person in Shelter has had something to say, even if only in silence. With music flooding the air inside, voices vying for attention, pots clanging in the sink, silence has a story of its own.
&#bull; The one thing they all have in common is that they have nowhere else to sleep, but even sleep is never a guarantee at Sylvia's. Many of them lie plagued with insomnia, others lie awake with the hope of a new day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904563631
Publisher:
Trolley Books
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Lucky Michaels is a young photographer, living in New York, who began working at the Shelter 'Sylvia's Place' at its beginning in 2003, whilst studying photography at Parsons School of Design. He continues to work at the Shelter today.

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Shelter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is truly a raw look into the lives of this often forgotten segment of our society. From the candid photos of a homeless youth with the word 'Hate' branded on his hands to the story of a 'monster' in a teenage girls room - a product of sexual abuse. Each photo tells a story that I wanted to know more of the subject, yet sadly most are never heard from again.