I heard a version of this line many times during my nine years providing social services to young people experiencing homelessness in New York. To generations of parents and schoolteachers, it may sound like the petulant refrain of a rebellious teen, but I heard something else in the words. I am now directing the True Colors Fund’s new national project that asks you to listen too. The True Colors Fund is the first and only national organization solely dedicated to ending lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness.
I’d like to invite you to read my recent op-ed, “Organizing a New National Movement to End LGBT Youth Homelessness“, on The Huffington Post and follow my column. Together, we can bring the number of homeless youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender from 40% to none.