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  • April 23, 2015

    Washington Governor to Sign Legislation to Serve Homeless Youth

    Tomorrow (April 24, 2015), Washington Governor Jay Inslee will sign legislation into law to prevent and reduce youth and young adult homelessness in Washington state. The Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act (HYPP Act) passed through the state legislature with bipartisan support. The HYPP Act will establish the Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection [...]

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  • April 22, 2015

    U.S. Senate Fails to Reauthorize and Strengthen Programs for Homeless Youth

    April 22, 2015 – Today, the United States Senate failed to pass the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (S.A. 290), which would reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The vote was 56 “YES” to 43 “NO” – short of the 60 “YES” votes required to pass. The Act includes a [...]

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  • April 22, 2015

    The U.S. Senate Must Act Now to Protect ALL Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    This afternoon, the U.S. Senate will decide if it will reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, the nation’s only federal law that funds programs specifically for youth experiencing homelessness, and whether or not to include a non-discrimination clause that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Last night, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) [...]

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  • April 22, 2015

    Cyndi Lauper to U.S. Senate: Don’t Throw Out 40% of our Country’s Homeless Youth

    Cyndi Lauper has written an open letter to the US Senate urging them to reauthorize protections for homeless youth - complete with a non-discrimination clause for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.

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  • April 15, 2015

    Bill to Protect all Homeless Youth Introduced in U.S. House

    Today, Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-8) and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) introduced H.R. 1779, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The reauthorization recognizes the needs of all young people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experiencing homelessness. Research continues to show that [...]

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  • April 8, 2015

    Meet the 2015 True Fellows!

    Back in February, we opened up the application process for our inaugural True Fellowship program – an initiative to offer young people the unique opportunity to create, develop, and execute a six-month project to contribute to the ongoing vision of LGBT inclusion in their communities, develop hands on organizing experience in an area of their [...]

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  • March 31, 2015

    Celebrating Transgender Visibility Today and Every Day

    On this International Transgender Day of Visibility, we celebrate the lives of our transgender friends, family, and leaders – and recognize the courage it takes to live openly. We’re excited to hear from our friend Gia on what transgender visibility means to her, and why it’s so important that we observe this important day: “We [...]

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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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