NYC has 3,800 homeless youth, half of them are LGBT. However, NYC only provides 250 shelter beds. This is how they survive. By Carl Siciliano. Watch video below Jackson’s story. Your thoughts?
There are approximately 1.6 million to 2.8 million homeless young people in the United States and a disproportionate number — 20 to 40 percent — are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. LGBT youth often run away from home because of family conflict and then “face overt discrimination when seeking alternative housing, which is compounded by institutionalized discrimination […]
Ideally your safe spot should be in your home, but that is taking some things for granted, one that you have a home and two that it is safe. Rick Westbrook and his Atlantan Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are helping some queer youths facing a problem that affects the LGBTQ community more than almost any other segment […]
The story of a homeless teen is never black and white. Make a difference, tonight if you are in the New York area, rally! New York City’s Ali Forney Center is rallying in Union Square to bring attention to LGBT youth homelessness. Both state and local budgets have cut funding for youth shelters in New York, where 40-50 percent […]
LGBT Homeless Youth, NYC, Campaign for Youth Shelter, Ali Forney Center
Ticket Information: www.larkinstreetyouth.org READ MATT’S FULL INTERVIEW WITH ACCIDENTAL BEAR Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Alber will be performing on June 3rd at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco with proceeds benefiting Larkin Street. “Seattle-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber has been writing about that same sliver of hope since he quit his day job and started making […]