Meet Kahlib Barton, the True Colors Fund’s New Program Officer
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You might know Kahlib Barton from his work with the National Youth Forum on Homelessness or the 2016 40 of the 40 list! We’re excited to announce that Kahlib has joined our team as our new Program Officer. Kahlib will … Read More

A Recap of the 4th Annual 40 to None Summit
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On October 3-4, 2017, leaders from across the world came together in Philadelphia, PA to share ideas and strategies for ending LGBTQ youth homelessness. Organized by the True Colors Fund, the Summit includes interactive sessions, performances, action planning breakouts, and … Read More

We’ve Mailed Our True Inclusion Toolboxes to Service Providers Across the U.S.
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The True Inclusion Toolbox will equip service providers with the tools they need to offer safe and affirming care for LGBTQ young people. Hey! True Philanthropy Fellow Bryson here to talk about the True Inclusion Toolbox, a free resource that … Read More

True Awards 2017: Celebrating Leaders Who Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
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Every year at the 40 to None Summit, we’re proud to honor leaders working to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. These dedicated individuals and communities are champions of our shared mission, give our movement … Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 True Fellows!
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We’re so proud of our 2017 True Fellows, who just graduated at the 40 to None Summit in Philadelphia. Since May, these young advocates have been working alongside the True Colors Fund on an array of projects to end youth homelessness … Read More

This Young Advocate is Helping Providers Serve Undocumented LGBTQ Youth
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True Fellow Paola Robles Desgarennes is developing a toolkit to help providers serve undocumented LGBTQ youth. Forced migration due to violence and poverty have contributed to the number of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. Once in the U.S., lesbian, … Read More

We’re Working on a New State-By-State Strategy to End Youth Homelessness
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True Advocacy Fellow Quintay Knight is helping to evaluate all 50 states on their work to end youth homelessness. Ever since I could remember, I been taking care of myself. At the age of nine, I remember waiting after school … Read More

4 Things to Expect at the 40 to None Summit
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Our 40 to None Summit is a national gathering of awesome people doing awesome things to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. It’s all happening October 3-4 in Philadelphia, PA! The Summit includes interactive … Read More

Hurricane Maria: Here’s How You Can Help Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
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What’s happening in Puerto Rico? Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands in the Caribbean devastated. The first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on Puerto Rico since 1932, Maria has caused massive shortages in food, clean … Read More

In Florida, A Community Unites to End Homelessness Among LGBTQ Youth
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Preventing and ending homelessness among LGBTQ youth in Pinellas County, Florida. Leaders in Pinellas County, Florida are developing a plan to address LGBTQ youth homelessness in their community. They’ve been hard at work all year and will begin to implement … Read More

Exclusive Pre-Sale – Get Your Tickets to Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays
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Exclusive pre-sale on Friday, September 15 The 7th annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays, presented by AT&T, will take place on Saturday, December 9 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. Proceeds benefit our work to end homelessness … Read More

We Developed a Toolkit to Help Adults Collaborate With Youth
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Our new Youth Collaboration Toolkit will help create meaningful partnerships between youth and adults. We believe that the ideas of young people with lived experience should be front and center in the movement to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Read More

Hurricane Irma: Here’s How You Can Help Homeless Youth
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What kind of damage has Irma done? Since making landfall in Florida, Irma has caused severe flooding, taken 10 lives, and caused power outages that could last for weeks. Since the weekend, the storm has passed through Georgia and South … Read More

Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund Stands in Solidarity with Dreamers
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President Trump has advised the U.S. Attorney General to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – also known as the “Dreamer” program – which is scheduled to be phased out over the course of the next six … Read More

Hurricane Harvey: Here’s How You Can Help Homeless Youth in Houston
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What’s happening in Houston? Since Thursday, over 30 inches of rain have fallen on Houston and its surrounding area. Hurricane Harvey has already caused the worst flooding in Texas history, with rains expected to continue through Friday. Many in Houston … Read More

Houston Made LGBT Inclusion a Priority. Here’s What Happened.
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We trained hundreds of staff members from homelessness service providers across Houston/Harris County, TX on LGBT inclusion. Young people experiencing homelessness will often avoid getting the support they need out of fear of discrimination. This is especially true for lesbian, … Read More

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