In America, it is estimated that up to 1.6 million youth experience homelessness each year. The statistics for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) homeless youth are even more shocking, as this group represents up to 40% all young people experiencing homelessness. Considering that LGBT youth represent an estimated 7% of the total youth population, these numbers are disproportionately high. While even a single young person without a home is one too many, the disparity of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness is unfathomable. The True Colors Fund is working to reduce that disproportionate percentage from 40% to none by educating and engaging the public, advocating within government, working collaboratively with young people, facilitating leading research, and organizing communities to develop solutions for preventing and ending LGBT youth homelessness.
But we can’t do it without you. Together, we can directly impact the lives of LGBT youth, the service providers with whom they work, and the communities in which they live. Start your own fundraising campaign today and join the movement to create a world in which all young people can be their true selves.
Getting Started is Easy!
Just pick the campaign that works for you. Don’t worry – you won’t be doing it alone. We’re here to cheer you on every step of the way! We’ve even created handy guides filled with tips and tricks to help you launch a successful campaign. Just imagine the powerful message we’ll send to all the inspiring young people out there working so hard to create change for themselves and other LGBT youth—when we say, “We hear you and we’re standing with you.”
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The True Colors Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contribution are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.