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Chicago Ministry Reaches Out to Male Prostitutes

When a gnawing crack addiction engulfed Andy's life almost two decades ago, he abandoned family and friends. He was sleeping on park benches in Chicago's exclusive Gold Coast area when another homeless man suggested he earn an easy $250 from a car that sidled to the curb. To feed the drug habit, Andy gave it a try and began selling his body to gay men at night.

"It gave me a false sense of feeling good about myselfÂ…I wouldn't feel so ugly when they picked me up," he says. "Before, I'd feel like the ugliest thing in the world—the ...

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