Robbie Rogers Tours LA Gay & Lesbian Youth Center
Part of Robbie Rogers’ visit to the LA Gay & Lesbian Center with the MTV Act blog was a visit to their facilities for youth and to speak with teens.
The rate of homelessness among LGBT teens is disproportionately high (it’s estimated that 40% of youth on the street identify as LGBT), and Roger saw both the housing available for youth in need and a clothes closet available for job interviews. He also took questions from teens at the center, many of them athletes themselves. Youth in crisis is an issue that is very close to my heart, so it’s great to see Rogers reaching out in this way.
In last night’s MLS action versus Chivas USA, Robbie Rogers found the back of the net in the first half, only to have the goal called back for Robbie Keane interfering in the play in the offside position. In action off the field Rogers will be in Sacramento today to be honored at the State Capitol.