Homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth is often referred to as an “invisible issue” because no one’s been talking about it. In order to end LGBT youth homelessness, we need everyone to know it exists.
That’s why the True Colors Fund launched #40toNoneDay, a national day to raise public awareness about LGBT youth homelessness, and to give people simple ways to make a difference. #40toNoneDay provides supporters with the opportunity to share information about the issue, host discussion groups, and share “unselfies” (AKA selfies for a cause) on social media.
The True Colors Fund hosted the very first #40toNoneDay on April 29, 2015, and together we reached over 17 million people online. Our voices carried all the way to Capitol Hill, as the day coincided with U.S. Congressional hearings and White House policy briefings on runaway and homeless youth programs.