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  • October 23, 2014

    Study Gives Data and Clarity to the Effort to #EndYouthHomelessness

    Youth homelessness is often referred to as an “invisible issue.” Young people experiencing homelessness often don’t “appear” homeless, and few are quick to stand up and announce their housing status. In order to address youth homelessness, we need a clear picture of the issue – and in order to achieve that clarity, we need data [...]

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  • October 22, 2014

    On 40 Years of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act: Politics Shouldn’t Matter

    By: Cyndi Lauper Today, I was in Washington, D.C. to talk about an issue that should matter to all of us. I was there to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), our nation’s only federal law that specifically funds vital services for homeless youth. I was also there to [...]

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  • October 21, 2014

    Announcing the 4th Annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays

    The True Colors Fund today announced the 4th annual “Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays” benefit concert on Saturday, December 6th at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre to help raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness and funds to support the True Colors Fund’s work to address the [...]

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  • October 16, 2014

    The Time is Now to #EndYouthHomelessness

    On September 30, the True Colors Fund hosted the first ever Forty to None Summit, a national gathering to discuss and strategize ways to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness. The summit welcomed leading advocates, service providers, funders, government officials, and the youth themselves to share their unique expertise. We’re at a pivotal moment [...]

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  • September 18, 2014

    Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Moves to Full Senate Vote

    Legislation to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee today (15-3) with bipartisan support, moving the bill forward to a full Senate vote.

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  • August 4, 2014

    True Colors Fund Executive Director Named to Prestigious NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 List for Second Consecutive Year

    We’re so proud to announce that our Executive Director Gregory Lewis, has been named as one of the NonProfit Times’ 2014 Power and Influence Top 50. Gregory is honored among the top 50 executives making an impact in the nonprofit world. He joins fellow 2014 honorees Bill Gates—for his work with the Bill & Melinda [...]

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  • July 23, 2014

    True Colors Fund Applauds Inclusive, Bipartisan Effort To Reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act

    Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced S.2646, the Leahy-Collins Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), which expires September 30, 2014. The reauthorization recognizes the needs of all youth, including gay and transgender youth experiencing homelessness. While gay and transgender youth comprise only five to seven percent of our total youth population, they comprise up to 40% of all homeless youth in America.

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  • July 7, 2014

    Meet the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Leaders Who Used to Be Homeless

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth make up 40% of the homeless youth population in America. But what happens when they grow up? In a special series from The Advocate, our friend Sassafras Lowrey and our very own Forty to None Project Director Jama Shelton explore this question by interviewing leaders in the movement who once experienced homelessness themselves.

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  • July 8, 2014

    Next Stop in the #RuralPride Summit Series: Lost River, WV

    The True Colors Fund is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights to host a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) summit as part of the #RuralPride Campaign in Lost River, July 11.

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  • July 9, 2014

    This is a Game-Changer

    by Jama Shelton, Forty to None Project Director I’m very excited to announce that the True Colors Fund is a recipient of a $125,000 grant from the Arcus Foundation in support our Forty to None Project. Simply put, this is a game-changer for us. Cyndi Lauper, our co-founder, shares in our excitement: “The True Colors [...]

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