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Cynthia Nixon calls homeless LGBT kids doing sex work ‘the AIDS crisis of this generation’

Out actress Cynthia Nixon said focus must be put on ‘how many LGBT kids we have living on the street and doing sex work I think that’s the AIDS crisis of this generation.’

The Sex and the City alum told HuffPost Live earlier today: ‘It’s kind of a secret crisis that we’ve got to do much better at even acknowledging.’

Nixon has an ally in out singer Miley Cyrus who spoke of the issue at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Vaguard Awards where she was honored over the weekend.

‘There are more than 1.6 million runaway or homeless young people in the US each year with 40 percent of homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ,’ Cyrus said as she accepted her award.

‘And in just Hollywood where we are all sitting royally with all of our food in front of us and all of these fancy-a– clothes … there are more than 6,100 homeless people under the age of 24 on the streets on any given day and more than one in four of these people have experienced hate crimes due to their race, sexual orientation or their gender identity.’

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