What is #TrueColorsDay?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason.

To end LGBTQ youth homelessness, we need to understand the issue and the ways in which we can all play a role in ending it. That's why we launched #TrueColorsDay, an international day to raise public awareness about LGBTQ youth homelessness, and to provide supporters with simple ways to make a difference. We also host live conversations online about the issue and what everyday people are doing to end it!

Who's behind #TrueColorsDay?

Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper in 2008, True Colors United works to end youth homelessness by generating solutions that meet the unique needs of LGBTQ young people. Our philosophy is that if we can ensure that services are safe for and affirming of the most impacted young people, we can be confident that they’ll be safe and affirming for everyone.

You might remember our old name: the True Colors Fund. Our new name – True Colors United – is all about celebrating the different strengths that different people bring to the table, and applying those strengths toward one united goal: preventing and ending youth homelessness.

3:11 Youth Housing
360 Youth Services
All Souls Community Church UU
The Ally Coalition
Amazin LeThi Foundation
Arbor Circle
Arbor Youth Services
Avenues for Homeless Youth
A Way Home America
Brooklyn Public Library and Breaking Ground
Center for Psychological Growth
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Center for American Progress
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Chapin Hall
The Clark Institute
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Cocoon House
Community Solutions
Covenant House California
Covenant House International

Covenant House Texas
Covenant House Toronto
The Door
Drag Queen Story Hour
Eagle Eye Sierra Leone
Eunoia Media Lab, LLC
Family Assistance Program
Global Action Project
Gotham Cheer
Grand Rapids Pride Center
Grand Rapids Trans Foundation
It Gets Better Project
The LGBT Center (NYC)
Larkin Street Youth Services
Life House, Inc.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Lost-n-Found Youth Inc.
Montrose Center
National Network for Youth

National Runaway Safeline
Oasis Center
Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board
Pink Banana Media
Point Foundation
Pride Lines
Raikes Foundation
Rescue Mission of Syracuse
Russell Property Management
Safe Place for Youth
The Salvation Army South
StandUp For Kids
Tumbleweed Youth Runaway Program
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
The Women's Home
Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP)
Zebra Coalition