It is simply not good enough for people to bemoan the sexual exploitation of young males. Our Nation needs to start building places and programs that serve the kids' best interests. After everything that has been done to the boys, and they have been forced to do to survive, providing the kids with places they believe are safe, is an important and strategic first step.

It is immensely difficult for a homeless sexually exploited young male to access appropriate healthcare, adhere to rigorous medical regimes and better cope with the powerful side effects of prescription drugs, if he does not have a supportive and consistent place to live and grow up in. The same is true when it comes to the kid being able to access appropriate and consistent legal counsel and representation.

It is not a secret that young homeless sexually exploited males choose to live underground and avoid detection, rather than risk being returned to abusive families, foster care facilities, detention centers. "I may as well get paid for being raped." 

If the kid happens to be 'undocumented,' his burden is exacerbated. When apprehended by law enforcement, or turned in by a Mandatory Reporter, it is not easy for the kid to disclose his story to an adult he does not know or trust. Especially if the adult reminds him of a perpetrator of violence and ridicule, an adult who exhibits a loathing or fear of a young male with a history of sexual exploitation, or an adult who represents a community that is not comfortable speaking about the sexual abuse, exploitation and rape of boys. There are many reasons why a sexually exploited kid will not disclose his story if apprehended. Many undocumented sexually exploited young males have heard 'horrible' stories of what happened to another boy, when processed in immigration holding & detention centers and/or returned to the very environments from which he began his traumatic journey.

It is important to acknowledge that homeless sexually exploited young males do not live segregated lives (documented vs. undocumented). The kids form strong bonds of trust and friendship. Each and everyone of them has the Right to claim protection and safe harbour within United Nations Territories that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child's optional protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. 


Never Told Him About the HIV, a poem by Ryan

one cop

fucked me

in the


of his car

he ripped me

open and

made me bleed

then he

took my money

and I never

told him

about the hiv

i have it

and then when

he was

slapping me


i kept thinking

i hope

he beats me

until I

bleed buckets

of my

infected blood

on him

and I hope

he fucking







We wanted to call this art project HOMELESS COCKSUCKER JUNKIES WITH AIDS AND FUCK YOU! If you are laffing, right now yer probably one of us. If you are not laffingyer not a boy at risk. You know who U R. BOYS AT RISK IS 4 BOYS AT RISK BY BOYS AT RISK. There aint nothing like it no how no wheres.


We will see if they lets us keep it. The rulz is: No boy dick. OK. And no boy hole. OK. And no soliciting. OK. And no slamming. OK.


If U R a boy whore you is one of us. If U  R homeless and in a library reading this on the bitternet you iz one of us. If U ripped off an Ipad somewhere U R one of us. If U just got fucked and thrown into a ditch U R one of us. If U R wiping the cum out of yer little holey hole hole U R one of us. If U R in a public toilet at Sears sucking dick for a quarter U R one of us. If you just took yer Atripla U R one of us. If U R sitting on a Troom shitter in a rest area shooting dope U R one of us. If U R in a Death Camp with the bitch nurses and sweats and chills U R one of us. If U just told Mr. principle to suck yer dick and U walked strate outta that school and U wont B going back U R one of us. If U R in the queen lockup at the jailhouse U R one of us. If U just scored some Mex brown and gots a new spoon U R one of us. If U let some trick fuck U without a condom U R one of us. If U R in the youth authority U R one of us. If U just made an arty art film starring yer anus U R one of us. If Daddy just kicked yer sweetness into the street U R one of us. If some trick's cum just made U upchuck on his new shoes U R one of us. If U just beat the fucking shit out of some bully on the playground and his head is squirting red juice on the ground and U hear sirens coming U R one of us. Run U dum fuck run. Don't fuck with us. Sugar, it is a bad idea. We are not the boys who get bullied. No. No. No. We are the boys who cut fingers off the bullies with a knife and U R one of us. If U just phoned some trick's wife to tell that bitch her husband is a cheap slut and U been doing him 4 years U R one of us. If U R sleeping at the Port Authority U R one of us. If U R in the drunk tank with them other tribal drunks and they are throwing up even while they B fucking yer asshole U R one of us. If U just beat yer Mama's boyfriend up and gutted him with a knife U R one of us. If U just escaped from the Crazy Unit U R one of us. If U only do tricks on Fridays U R still one of us. If U just ripped off that leather jacket U come sit beside me.


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