Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason.
To end LGBTQ youth homelessness, we need to understand the issue and the ways in which we can all play a role in ending it. That's why we launched #TrueColorsDay (formerly known as #40toNoneDay), a national day to raise public awareness about LGBTQ youth homelessness, and to provide supporters with simple ways to make a difference. We also host live conversations online about the issue and what everyday people are doing to end it! This year, we're proud to welcome Marriott International as our first ever presenting partner!
Why the name change?
We used to call the day #40toNoneDay, because, according to research, 40% of youth experiencing homelessness in America are LGBTQ. The thing is, statistics change. So, in honor of accuracy and longevity, we decided to change the name to #TrueColorsDay. We hope you'll show your true colors on April 25!
Join the Thunderclap
Our voices are louder when we speak out together. Thunderclap allows a single message to be mass-shared so that it rises above the noise of your social networks. It only takes 30 seconds and makes a huge impact!
Sign me up
Take the #TrueColorsDay pledge to participate on April 25. Participants share "unselfies" on social media, watch our livesteam, and spread the word. However you get involved, we'll be here to help every step of the way!
Sign up my organization
Whether you're working full time to end LGBTQ youth homelessness, or just want to show that your company cares – we want to see your True Colors! Sign up to become a partner organization for #TrueColorsDay.