JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WTLV) Gerald Dominguez just celebrated his 21st birthday a few days ago, and said going to college is the greatest gift he could have ever received.
Dominguez said life lead him on a frightening path before finally being able to step foot onto a college campus. On his own at the age of 18, he found himself living with a family friend. And following an ugly disagreement, Dominguez ended up at the Sulzbacher Center. Surrounded by strangers in a homeless men's shelter, he said he hit rock bottom.
"I didn't feel comfortable," said Dominguez. "Homophobic remarks in particular. It would go through the men's dorm. It was like 119 people against one."