Gabcol, good to have you here! Hey, I also was homeless in NYC in the late '60's. I had a lot of help from guys who were gay and, although there was some coaxing, most were respectful of my sexuality and were a huge help for my survival. Whenever I gave a talk at the KH, and there was a spot for a comment, I would throw in a bit for tolerance, not hate, not fear. I got some raised eyebrows but that was their problem, not mine. I could always refer back to Jesus if I had to defend my statements!
I look forward to hearing more from you.