"American Vagabond" is a cinematic feature documentary about queer youth living without a home in the shadows of a promised city. It¿s a story about a modern western society in which homosexuality is still so demonized in some communities that some parents are ready to abandon their children over it. One out of every four young people who are coming out to their parents is kicked out of the house. 20 to 40 percent of homeless youth are estimated to belong to sexual minorities in the United States. The queer youth abandoned by their own families come to San Francisco and other big cities as if they are coming to a refuge. They think they are coming to their own people but what they find instead is a cold, expensive city. Their people don¿t want these shaggy elves cluttering their neighborhoods. Particularly not now, as they fervently strive to take their place at the table with ¿normal¿ middle-class America. The film is a triptych consisting of three episodes.
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Gays, Lesbians, Living conditions, Homeless people, San Francisco, USA, 2010-2019
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