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  • July 6, 2015

    Shoes to Make a Difference!

    If you’ve seen Kinky Boots, it should come as no surprise that our co-founder Cyndi Lauper is a fan of shoes. In collaboration with M4D3, Cyndi is joining her passion for shoes with her passion for equality by launching a shoe collection to benefit the True Colors Fund. “We were looking to sell something to [...]

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  • July 2, 2015

    True Colors Fund Interviewed on SiriusXM OutQ Morning Jolt

    On Tuesday, June 30, Sirius XM’s Larry Flick interviewed the True Colors Fund’s Deputy Executive Director Jama Shelton, LMSW, PhD, Program Officer Twiggy Pucci Garçon, and True Fellow Thomas Wilson on OutQ’s The Morning Jolt. Check it out!

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  • July 2, 2015

    What Does it Mean to Live Independently?

    This time of year, it’s common to reflect upon our independence from British rule and the many freedoms we enjoy as Americans. With Independence Day right around the corner, we chatted with True Fellow Michael Sydlik about another kind of independence. Emily Dunn, Program Associate: What does it mean to you to live independently? Michael [...]

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  • June 26, 2015

    Supreme Court Rules for Marriage Equality Nationwide!

    Supreme Court rules that all Americans have the right to marry #LoveWins #SCOTUSMarriage http://t.co/ZTttGcfgAV pic.twitter.com/or3tcsxFlm — True Colors Fund (@TrueColorsFund) June 26, 2015 May 17, 2004: Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize marriage equality. June 26, 2013: The Defense of Marriage Act is ruled unconstitutional, giving same-sex marriages federal recognition. June 26, 2015: [...]

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  • June 25, 2015

    Ending Youth Homelessness Through Evidence & Action

    We’re excited to announce the launch of Voices of Youth Count! Led by Chapin Hall in collaboration with the True Colors Fund and partners across the country, Voices of Youth Count seeks both a reliable national estimate of youth homelessness and a clearer picture of what it means to be young and homeless in America [...]

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  • June 24, 2015

    The True Colors Fund Celebrates Pride 2015!

    June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate living openly in one’s affirmed sexual orientation and gender identity. With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to make marriage equality the law of the land any day, Pride 2015 has been a big one! Excitement is in the air, and for good reason! Yet, with all the [...]

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  • June 17, 2015

    The True Colors Fund Welcomes Christa Price!

    The True Colors Fund is so excited to announce that Christa Price has joined our staff full time as Program and Development Officer! Since September of last year, Christa has shined in her role of Community Organizing Intern, playing an instrumental role in the development of our Youth Count Tool Kit and demonstrating creative vision [...]

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  • June 10, 2015

    From the Streets to the Stage: My Journey from Being Homeless to a College Graduate

    If you would’ve told me while I was living on the streets that one day I’d be a college graduate I would’ve taken you to be a bit ludicrous. I would’ve gently reminded you that kids like me don’t make it. For all intents and purposes, we don’t matter to the world. Kids like me [...]

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  • June 10, 2015

    New Study Sheds Light on Problems Facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Homeless Youth

    We asked homeless youth service providers about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth they work with, and the information they shared is important to consider as we work to end youth homelessness. We also asked them to share their experiences working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning youth separately from their experiences working with transgender youth, so we could better understand the needs of transgender youth.

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  • June 9, 2015

    40 of the Forty: Rivianna Hyatt

    Rivianna Hyatt is an artist. And her artistic expression goes far beyond performance. Through her work in theater, she’s out to create a home for artists and audience members alike. Paired with her artistic vision is an insatiable inclination for learning and a staunch commitment to her own truth and story. Because Rivianna wouldn’t be [...]

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