Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), yet LGBT young people make up less than 7% of the general youth population. While identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason, there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness. Our goal is to ultimately reduce the disproportionate percentage from 40% to none.

In order to do that, we need to understand the issue and the ways in which we can all play a role in ending it. That's why we launched #40toNoneDay, a national day to raise public awareness about LGBT youth homelessness, and to provide supporters with simple ways to make a difference. We also host live conversations online about the issue and what everyday people are doing to end it!

Since it launched in 2015, #40toNoneDay has reached millions online. Imagine what we can accomplish in 2018.


Post an "Unselfie"

Supporters spread the word about #40toNoneDay by snapping a photo with one of our “unselfie” signs and sharing it online on April 26. We flood the Internet with these images to raise awareness and show the world that together, we can make a difference.

True Inclusion Toolbox

Create Inclusive Spaces

Youth experiencing homelessness don't live in a vacuum – they go to coffee shops, libraries... and share the same world as everyone else! That's why, on #40toNoneDay, folks across the world commit to creating safer, more inclusive spaces for LGBTQ young people.


Educate Friends

Knowledge is power, and it's the first step to making change. Share the #40toNoneDay message with your family and friends to help spread the word. When we raise our voices together, we're more likely to be heard!

Our 2017 Partners

360 Youth Services
A Way Home America
Advocates for Youth
AIDS Alabama, Inc.
Ali Forney Center
Amazin LeThi Foundation
The ANCHOR Project
The Attic Youth Center
Avenues for Homeless Youth
Boeckman Middle School
Breaking Ground
Brooklyn Public Library
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
Center for American Progress
Center for Social Innovation
Center on Halsted
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Central Illinois Pride Health Center
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Cocoon House
CommonBond Communities
Community Youth Services
Covenant House California
The Door
Funders Together to End Homelessness

Happy Hippie Foundation
Healthy Teen Network
Hetrick-Martin Institute
HOPE 4 Youth
Housing Works Inc.
Human Rights Campaign
Illinois Collaboration on Youth
Indiana Youth Group
It Gets Better Project
Kirrin Finch
Larkin Street Youth Services
Lighthouse Youth Services
Logo TV
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The LGBT Community Center (NYC)
Make the Road New York (MRNY)
Middle Georgia State University's GSAs
My Friend's Place
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
National Network for Youth
National Runaway Safeline

National Safe Place Network
NEXUS Youth and Families | LGBTQ ACE Project
The Night Ministry
NYC Pride
Outlast Youth
PFLAG National
Point Foundation
PLUS Colony of Theta Delta Sigma
Promise House Project
Proud Haven, Inc.
Raikes Foundation
Ruth Ellis Center
Safe and Supported
San Diego Miramar College
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
StandUp For Kids
Teen Living Programs Chicago
SAGA: Southern Arizona Gender Alliance
The Salvation Army of Houston
The Simmons Foundation
The Trevor Project
Up North Pride
Youth Outreach