Gay Marine’s amazing journey from homeless shelter to Ivy League

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Elegance Bratton was kicked out of his home at the age of 16, spent 10 years homeless, joined the Marines and is now working on a documentary to shed light on youth homelessness in NYC’s West Village.

Bratton is graduating from Columbia University and plans to attend the MFA program at NYU.

Watch the interview for the ABC News original digital video series, “Second Tour” (below), then read Bratton’s story here.

“Second Tour” is an ABC News digital series profiling the lives of military veterans who are doing unique things in the civilian world. For more stories, click here.

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