Here’s What the 2018 Federal Budget Means for Homeless Youth
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Federal Budget Increases Funding for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs Big news has come from Capitol Hill as Congress passed a bipartisan budget deal for fiscal year 2018, which was just signed by the President, increasing funding for key homelessness … Read More

We All Have a Role to Play. Take the #TrueColorsDay Pledge.
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#TrueColorsDay | April 25, 2018 Prepare yourselfie… because #TrueColorsDay is happening April 25! #TrueColorsDay (formerly known as #40toNoneDay) is a national day to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness, and to provide folks with simple ways to take action. … Read More

You’re Invited to the True Colors Fund’s Impact Summit!
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October 3 – 4, 2018 | Atlanta, GA We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for our annual Impact Summit! The Impact Summit is a unique two-day conversation that brings together awesome people doing awesome things to address … Read More

Is It LGBT or LGBTQ? Acronyms Explained.
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“LGBT… LGBTQ… LGBTTIQQ2SA… What do these acronyms even mean?” Ever feel like people are speaking a different language when they talk about sexual orientation and gender identity? This video is for you. Feeling acronym overload? Keep in mind that there … Read More

He, She, They, Ze? Gender Pronouns Explained.
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What are gender pronouns? Simply put, gender pronouns are words that we use to refer to people. You’re probably very familiar with the gender pronouns “he” and “she.” These terms fit some people, but not everyone identifies with them. Some … Read More

Why LGBTQ Youth? Shouldn’t We End Homelessness for Everyone?
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“Why should lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth get special treatment?” “Shouldn’t we be trying to end homelessness for all youth?” “Why segregate?” Since the True Colors Fund was founded, people have been asking us the same … Read More

HUD Wants to Give Your Community up to $15 Million to End Youth Homelessness
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We’re exited to share that the application period for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is now open! What is YHDP? YHDP is an initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in the United States. The U.S. … Read More

What Will You Do to Create Inclusive Spaces This Year?
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  It can’t be understated: visual cues are a powerful way to show LGBTQ youth that they are welcome. It’s the first step to connecting youth experiencing homelessness with the support they need. The diversity poster featured in our True … Read More

Dear Congress, Make Homeless Youth a Priority in the 2018 Budget
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Please join with us today in taking urgent action on federal fiscal year 2018 funding. The continuing resolution that funds the federal government expires on 1/19/18 – just a few short days away! That means we have a closing window … Read More

Here’s Everything That Happened at Home for the Holidays 2017
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What didn’t happen at Home for the Holidays? Jackson Browne and Cyndi Lauper teamed up for a duet of music legends, Cyndi sang a hardcore version of “Goonies” with punk-icon Laura Jane Grace, and Vivian Green helped Cyndi close out … Read More

Support LGBTQ Youth This Holiday Season
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This has, without a doubt, been the True Colors Fund’s busiest year ever. With the help of our supporters, we’ve made great progress in the effort to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth – … Read More

Unboxing the True Inclusion Toolbox!
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We’ve mailed our True Inclusion Toolboxes to service providers across the U.S. Far too often, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people don’t get the support they need out of fear of discrimination. When service providers are welcoming, … Read More

New Study Reveals the Scope of Youth Homelessness
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People often call youth homelessness an “invisible issue.” Young people experiencing homelessness often don’t “seem” homeless, travel from place-to-place, and couch surf. It’s difficult to conduct an exact count of youth experiencing homelessness in the U.S. A new study from Chapin … Read More

Let’s Get Visible: Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund, and AT&T team up to #HelpLGBTyouth
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True Color Fund and #ATTLiveProud Did you know that LGBT youth are 6x more likely to experience homelessness? We are supporting the True Colors Fund to #HelpLGBTYouth. Share this video and visit att.com/liveproud to learn more. #ATTLiveProud Posted by AT&T … Read More

Here’s the lineup for Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays!
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Exclusive Pre-sale Opportunity Saturday, December 9 | 8pm ET | Beacon Theatre, NYC This year’s Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays, presented by AT&T, will take place on Saturday, December 9 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. Cyndi … Read More

Welcome Back, Coco! Coco Wheeler Rejoins the True Colors Fund Team.
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Not too long ago, Coco Wheeler was an MSW Intern right here at the True Colors Fund. Then, she worked with us part-time as a Program Associate. Now, she’s back as our new Program Officer! Over the past few years, … Read More

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