#40toNoneDay: How One Service Provider Created a Safe Space for LGBTQ Youth
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Did you know that in a national survey of youth homelessness service providers, 99% reported serving LGBTQ young people in their programs? That means LGBTQ young people don’t always seek support from LGBTQ-specific service providers. It’s now more important than ever … Read More

#40toNoneDay: How Theatre Folks Are Addressing LGBT Youth Homelessness
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Broadway playwright Marc Acito (George Takei’s Allegiance) and composer/lyricist Amy Engelhardt (Grammy noms The Bobs) found a way to address youth homelessness through what they call a “waterfall of win.” This June, 100% of the ticket sales from their rock musical … Read More

#40toNoneDay: How Librarians Are Addressing LGBT Youth Homelessness
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Did you know that it is becoming a common practice for libraries across the country to hire social workers? Already a central fixture in most communities, libraries are are fast becoming more like community centers, connecting patrons to various life-sustaining resources. … Read More

Send a True Inclusion Toolbox to a Homeless Youth Service Provider
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  In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to ensure that every LGBTQ young person feels welcome and safe wherever they go  – especially when seeking support. Far too often, youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, … Read More

LGBTQ Inclusion Assessment Completed in Every U.S. Covenant House Location
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  The True Colors Fund and Covenant House International are proud to announce that the True Inclusion Assessment to increase lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) inclusion has been completed throughout Covenant House’s 16 U.S.-based sites. Covenant House … Read More

Grand Rapids Is Mobilizing to End LGBT Youth Homelessness
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The True Colors Fund is excited to announce that we’re partnering with Arbor Circle and the Safe Impact Community Group to create a strategic plan to address LGBT youth homelessness in Grand Rapids, MI. Over the past year, a diverse … Read More

Here Are 3 True Facts on Why We Need to Save USICH
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This week, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced a bill to protect the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) from being eliminated. The True Colors Fund proudly supports and endorses this legislation.   What is USICH? … Read More

Can This Florida County End LGBTQ Youth Homelessness?
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We just got back from Pinellas County, FL, and let me tell you, the community is fired up about ending LGBTQ youth homelessness! This winter, local organizations, homeless youth service providers, artists, police, educators, funders, and young people themselves came … Read More

In 2017, Young People Are Pushing the Movement Forward
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  Last week, the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH) met in Houston, TX to strategize national efforts to end youth homelessness with other movement leaders. NYFH is a group comprised exclusively of young people and facilitated by the True Colors … Read More

Get Cyndi Lauper’s Official “Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Rights” T-Shirt
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Grab a shirt, stand up for your rights, and have a little FUN while you’re at it! Our co-founder Cyndi Lauper has designed and released her official “Girls Just Want To Have Fundamental Rights” t-shirt to raise money for the True Colors … Read More

In Orlando, Community Members Unite to Heal and Grow
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Last summer, Marco Antonio Quiroga left his role as Director of Public Policy at the True Colors Fund to to move back to his hometown of Orlando. After the shooting at Pulse nightclub last June that killed and injured over 100 people, … Read More

Now Playing: The Final 100-Day Challenge Podcast
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Early this year, Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles completed a 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness, achieving massive progress on addressing youth homelessness in just 100 Days. Each community exceeded their 100-Day goal, ending the experience of homelessness for a total of … Read More

Federal Guidance to Keep Transgender Youth Safe in Schools Rescinded
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Today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice rescinded their joint Title IX Guidance and Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students, documents rooted in legal precedent that outlined a public school’s responsibility to transgender students under … Read More

This Is a Huge Week in the Movement to End Youth Homelessness
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Big things are in the works. Let’s walk through it together. From Monday to Wednesday, the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH) held its annual convening in Houston, TX. NYFH, a group comprised exclusively of young people, contributes to the growing national dialogue … Read More

Fierce, Young, and Fabulous: The 2017 40 of the 40
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The 40 of the 40 list highlights 40 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who have experiences with homelessness. We’re excited to release our 3rd annual 40 of the 40 list, which spotlights the ambitions and resilience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Read More

Who is Gavin Grimm and Why Does Laverne Cox Want You to Google Him?
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a powerful #GRAMMYs call to action by @Lavernecox for @GrimmGavinE #StandWithGavin pic.twitter.com/AFXn82tPDe — Challenger (@bakedinapie) February 13, 2017 Laverne Cox was only onstage at the Grammys for a few seconds, but she used her platform to give the world a … Read More

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