OGDEN — Cai Noble is happy with her life, but it hasn’t always been that way. Noble is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She’s also gay.
When she revealed her sexuality to her adoptive family, they were kind and loving toward her. However, there was also increased stress in the home, so she decided to move out. That’s when she became homeless. “When I came out, we didn’t have any adequate resources to help us to get through the issue as a family,” Noble said. “My family didn’t kick me out of the house, but it was causing some distress, so I decided to leave. I was 17 years old, and I didn’t know what I was getting myself into by becoming homeless.”
Noble said being homeless was a traumatizing experience and something she is trying to prevent from happening to other youths.