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Recently the Philadelphia Daily News shared the story of two friends, Lisa Sipes and Rusty Doll, who renovated a house in North Philadelphia to be used as a safe house for LGBT teens.
As equality for transgender Americans has come into focus with mainstream media exposure, more and more stories of blatant institutional discrimination against trans people have surfaced. However, the actions of the directors and staff running Florence House, a homeless shelter for women in Maine, exemplify behavior that is both affirming of transgender individuals' identities and conscious of their needs.
The Ali Forney Center, which provides housing and other services to homeless LGBT youth in New York City, has released a new video for its annual fundraising series, Homeless for the Holidays.
The New York City based BASiC Theatre Project will donate a portion of the proceeds of Wednesday’s season launch party event to the Ali Forney Center.
Last week, a CBS local affiliate in Miami drew attention to the lives of homeless LGBT youth living in South Florida. It is important that the media continues to elevate both the stories of homeless LGBT youth and any support options available to them.
Over 30 clergy across New York City will be preaching about homeless LGBT youth in their houses of worship this weekend, January 20-22. The preaching exercise is a part of the Weekend of Prayer and Learning to educate people of faith about youth homelessness, particularly among LGBT youth.
Homeless for the Holidays is a campaign through the Ali Forney Center giving young people a platform to share their experience being LGBT and homeless.
This weekend NPR ran a wonderful piece about a segment of the LGBT community for whom the holidays are particularly challenging — LGBT homeless youth.
The Amsterdam News, New York City’s oldest and largest Black newspaper, recently ran an op-ed focusing on the conditions faced by LGBT homeless youth in New York City.