Troye Sivan is quickly becoming one of our favorite “woke” queer celebrities.
Fresh off his hit track “Heaven” celebrating queer history, the 21-year-old vlogger and singer sat down with advocates at the Ali Forney Center in New York to talk LGBTQ homelessness.
In the video for Teen Vogue, Sivan asked questions of center residents and homelessness advocates.
“As a community, we’ve come so far, but we clearly have a very, very long way to go,” Sivan said. “Now, it’s my job and our job to keep pushing that forward and keep things moving in the right direction.”
The conversation touched on several serious themes, such as surviving domestic violence, losing access to support because of sexual orientation or gender identity, and the likelihood that homeless LGBTQ youth have to resort to survival sex work in order to stay alive.
“I think the thing that never ceases to inspire and amaze me is young queer people and the fight they innately have in them,” Sivan said.
Watch the full video below, and consider supporting the Ali Forney Center here.