He Was Young, Gay, and Sold For Sex. How Jose Alfaro Escaped a Trafficking Nightmare

 | 
08/21/2022

As a kid growing up in the small Texas town of Navasota, Jose Alfaro spent his summers playing in the pastures and creeks near his home, examining bugs and frogs, crawfish and turtles. “It was one of those towns where tractors hold up traffic,” he says. Trains slowed things down, too, rumbling by on historic tracks that crossed the downtown streets. Life at home was less peaceful. His parents, high school sweethearts who wound up raising three kids in their early twenties, worked long hours — his dad at a metal-parts company, his mom at a hair salon. The family was poor, but Alfaro didn’t realize it at the time. He just knew that when his father came home, he was often angry and exasperated, ruling the house by fear.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 04/24/2024
04/23/2024
Wales has become the latest UK nation to pause the use of puberty blockers by under-18s. The physically reversible hormone blockers, which suppress unwanted …
Added on: 04/24/2024
04/24/2024
Over the weekend in Japan, 15,000 people took part in the 2024 Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade, one of the biggest LGBTQIA+ events in Southeast …
Added on: 04/24/2024
04/23/2024
Not-for-profit Qtopia has applied to permanently transform a former police station into the Sydney Centre for Queer History and Culture. Along with Create NSW—the …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 04/24/2024
A new rule from President Joe Biden’s administration blocking blanket policies to keep transgender students from using school bathrooms that align with their gender …
Added on: 04/23/2024
Louisiana’s top education official on Monday instructed schools to ignore new Title IX rules unveiled by the Biden administration, warning that extending the civil …
Added on: 04/22/2024
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suggested that he wants to end transgender and gender nonconforming individuals from expressing their gender while teaching in the state. At a …