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Why young homeless travelers aren't welcome in tourist cities
Why young homeless travelers aren't welcome in tourist cities

Joe McCabe sits on a wooden bench and calls out to two men strolling up State Street, "Have any spare change? I'm actually a traveler." The men continue walking, and McCabe grumbles a homophobic slur that they don't hear. McCabe gets up from the park bench and saunters down State Street in the opposite direction. At the corner, he stretches his right arm out to a woman wearing short shorts and high heels. She grimaces and looks at her friends questioningly as she maneuvers around McCabe's hand. McCabe continues walking as if unbothered by his encounters with these strangers. To him, it's another day on the streets. Some call him an "urban...

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