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  • November 20, 2014

    True Views: Youth Advocate Daniella Carter on Transgender Day of Remembrance and more!

    Post by True Colors Fund. Every year, we set aside November 20 as a day to remember and commemorate our transgender friends and family members who lost their lives due to violence and rejection. This year’s International Transgender Day of Remembrance is especially important, as it’s also the date of Covenant House International’s Candlelight Vigil to [...]

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  • November 13, 2014

    Light a Candle for All Homeless Youth.

      We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Covenant House International on their Candlelight Vigil to Honor All Homeless Youth! On Thursday, November 20th from 6 to 7 pm, young people and supporters will gather in Times Square (43 St & Broadway) in New York City (as well as at local vigils in communities [...]

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  • November 6, 2014

    True Colors Fund and Covenant House International Announce Groundbreaking Partnership

    Today, the True Colors Fund and Covenant House International, the largest network of shelters for homeless youth across North and Central America, announced a groundbreaking partnership to ensure safe, inclusive, and affirming beds for the disproportionate number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth experiencing homelessness and in need of shelter and supportive services across [...]

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  • November 5, 2014

    Gay and Transgender Youth Homelessness Is Not an Us/Them Issue

    On September 30, the True Colors Fund held the first Forty to None Summit, a national gathering to discuss and strategize ways to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness. It was fantastic! At this point, many of us have heard the statistic that up to 40 percent of youth experiencing homelessness identify as gay and/or transgender, [...]

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  • November 4, 2014

    Cyndi Lauper to be Honored by the ACLU of Southern California

    We’re proud to announce that our co-founder Cyndi Lauper is being honored by the ACLU of Southern California on Sunday, November 9 at their annual “Bill of Rights Dinner” for her work with the True Colors Fund to end gay and transgender youth homelessness! Among the honorees are Jim Berk (CEO, Participant Media), Marvin Schachter [...]

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  • October 28, 2014

    Recap of the Second Annual State of Out Youth: A Town Hall

    On October 27, 2014 at The Scholastic Auditorium in New York City, the True Colors Fund, The Trevor Project, Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and GLSEN partnered to host the second annual State of Out Youth, a panel discussion with LGBTQ youth from across the country about the most pressing issues facing them [...]

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  • October 24, 2014

    Young Voices to be Heard at Second Annual State of Out Youth: A Town Hall

    Tonight (October 27) at at 7pm, the True Colors Fund, The Trevor Project, Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and GLSEN are teaming up to host the second annual State of Out Youth at The Scholastic Auditorium in New York City. The event will explore today’s most pressing issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and [...]

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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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