What is Philippines Gay Street Kids Charity ?
Hi. My name is Bruce Wheatley, RN and I run a charity based in the US. IRS approved as a 501 ( C ) 3 charity for the benefit of poor people in the Philippines. On all of my many trips to the Philippines, I have come across many children that openly identify themselves a ‘gay’ or some as ‘transgender’. Some as young as 9 yrs old. I have also found that the Philippines are a very gay tolerant country. I have never heard any of the common derogatory names used to describe or label gay individuals in the Philippines. What I have found are many openly gay individuals; accepted by not only their families, but also their work associates. Openly gay teachers, store clerks, doctors and nurses and in any area of employment you might think of.
My main focus has been, up to now, working with the poor in areas called ‘squatter areas’ and providing medical attention, as well as feeding programs and public water programs. We also provide funding for some kids to attend school and the related costs. At this time we have feed up to fifty street kids every day. The kids here, called street kids, come from three basic backgrounds. True street kids with no home, no supervision and of course, no hope for a future. There are also discarded kids that come from abusive homes where it is actually safer for the kids to live in their own social groups on the streets, and finally, kids who may have a home, but the parent(s) are unable to feed or clothe the kids, so the kids are out on their own starting at about age 8. Sometimes younger, much younger if there is already an older brother or sister living on the streets to look out for them and teach them the rules of street living. Read More
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