What's #TrueColorsDay (formerly #40toNoneDay)?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason.

To end LGBTQ youth homelessness, 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 #TrueColorsDay (formerly known as #40toNoneDay), an international day to raise public awareness about LGBTQ 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! This year, we're proud to welcome Marriott International as our first ever presenting partner!

Why the name change?

We used to call the day #40toNoneDay, because, according to research, 40% of youth experiencing homelessness in America are LGBTQ. The thing is, statistics change. So, in honor of accuracy and longevity, we decided to change the name to #TrueColorsDay. We hope you'll show your true colors on April 25!

3:11 Youth Housing
360 Youth Services
AEG
All Souls Community Church UU
Amazin LeThi Foundation
Arbor Circle
Arbor Youth Services
AT&T
Avenues for Homeless Youth
A Way Home America
Brooklyn Public Library and Breaking Ground
Center for Psychological Growth
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Center for American Progress
Chapin Hall
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Cocoon House
Community Solutions
Covenant House California
Covenant House International
Covenant House Texas
Covenant House Toronto

Eagle Eye Sierra Leone
EUNOIA MEDIA LAB, LLC
Family Assistance Program
Global Action Project
GLSEN
Gotham Cheer
Grand Rapids Pride Center
Grand Rapids Trans Foundation
HQ
It Gets Better Project
Larkin Street Youth Services
Life House, Inc.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Montrose Center
National Network for Youth
National Runaway Safeline
Oasis Center
Outlinc
Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board
Pink Banana Media
Point Foundation
Pride Lines

Raikes Foundation
Russell Property Management
Safe Place for Youth
SMYAL
SMYAL
StandUp For Kids
Synchrony
The Ally Coalition
The Clark Institute
THE DOOR
The LGBT Center
The Salvation Army
The Women's Home
Tumbleweed Youth Runaway Program
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
YouthCare
Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP)
YTH
Zebra Coalition

PRESENTED BY

Marriott International