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  • March 13, 2015

    Dear U.S. Senate: No One Has the Right to Discriminate.

    Some groups are actively lobbying to discriminate against the 40% of homeless youth who identify as identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We can stop them.

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  • February 23, 2015

    40 of the Forty: Indie Landrum

    We often say that youth are the experts of their own experiences – so they should be involved in the efforts that serve them. Indie likes to say that “youth are qualified by experience.” We kinda like that even better. Indie is certainly qualified to do the work that he does and lend his voice [...]

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  • March 11, 2015

    Senators Leahy and Collins Bring RHYA Reauthorization to the Senate Floor

    Today, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) urged the Senate to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), our nation’s only federal law that specifically funds vital services for youth experiencing homelessness. The bipartisan reauthorization bill includes a non-discrimination clause that will help ensure that the 40 percent of youth experiencing homelessness who [...]

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  • March 10, 2015

    Don’t let the Senate Throw Away 40% of America’s Homeless Youth

    Our co-founder Cyndi Lauper is calling for federally funded protections for all youth experiencing homelessness – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity: “What kind of future do we have in store if we do not care for all of our youth? ALL deserve to have their needs met so that these incredible and [...]

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  • February 11, 2015

    40 of the Forty: Ryan

    One word to describe Ryan would be "aware." Ryan is acutely aware of where he's been, where he is currently, and where he wants to be. He's aware of his dreams, how they're informed by the experiences he's had, and how to overcome the obstacles he may encounter while chasing them.

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  • February 11, 2015

    Announcing New Initiative to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

    We’re thrilled to announce today the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to identify successful strategies to ensure that no young person is left without a home because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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  • February 5, 2015

    40 of the Forty: Rocky Ferguson

    Rocky is constantly trying to better himself. He dreams big, loves life and himself, and has a positive outlook that's absolutely contagious. Being around him, you just can't help but feel good about the future.

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  • January 30, 2015

    40 of the Forty: Cynthia

    It's easy to doubt yourself... to feel weak, lost, or unprepared to handle the curveballs life often throws. We'd be lying if we said it's always easy to overcome such doubts. But there is strength to be found in overcoming adversity, and pride to gain in surmounting obstacles. Cynthia knows this, and offers up some advice in her 40 of the Forty interview!

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  • January 27, 2015

    Inclusive Bipartisan Legislation Reintroduced to Protect Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to provide vital services to youth experiencing homelessness.

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  • January 22, 2015

    40 of the Forty: Stefhannie-Josephine

    Stefhannie-Josephine is eloquent, perceptive, and clear-minded. She speaks from the heart, but her words come with a certain thoughtfulness that demonstrates she has the insight and experience to back them up.

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