‘Our lives matter too’: Lexington homeless man speaks out against hate

Self says he would like to see more resources for homeless men and advocates for improvements at several local nonprofits to better care for those in need.

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – A Lexington homeless man is speaking out after saying he was the victim of neglect and hatred from townspeople.

“We are all human. Basically, whatever your life situation is,” Aaron Self said. “No matter what color your skin is or whatever it is, if we were to take a knife and cut our arm, we would still bleed red.”

Self says he became homeless after a breakup in Arizona and left everything he had.
He says he struggled to make ends meet, even though he had a full-time job in construction.

Self says he has been threatened by civilians and wants to send the message that homeless lives matter.
He wants people to know that some of the homeless aren’t bad people.

“One change I want to see is society caring more. And the disrespect and the hate towards the homeless and the threats and all the other nonsense and the harassment and everything else to stop. Come on just at a complete stop,” Self said.

Self says he would like to see more resources for homeless men and advocates for improvements at several local nonprofits to better care for those in need.

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