Report Highlights Need to Create Justice for LGBT Youth
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According to a new report, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth are more likely to face arrest, prosecution, and mistreatment within the juvenile justice system. Among the report’s most alarming findings is that the percentage of LGBTQ youth in … Read More

Help Create Stronger Protections for Transgender Youth
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Secretary Castro announces proposed Gender Identity RuleHUD’s new, proposed Gender Identity Rule would ensure transgender men and women seeking shelter receive the proper services that respect their identity. Learn more → hud.gov/lgbt Posted by Secretary Julián Castro on Friday, November … Read More

Does Your Organization Support the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act?
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The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act is a vital piece of legislation that would reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). RHYA is our nation’s only federal law that specifically funds vital services for youth experiencing homelessness. The … Read More

BreakOUT! Because Youth Deserve Better.
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BreakOUT! is a youth-led New Orleans organization dedicated to ending the criminalization of LGBTQ youth. True Colors Fund Deputy Executive Director Jama Shelton spoke with Outreach Coordinator Ja’Leah Shavers about BreakOUT!’s work, challenges, and successes.   What does BreakOUT! do?   BreakOUT! is … Read More

Providing a “Bridge for Youth” in Minnesota
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Kristan Clow is the Youth and Community Outreach Manager at The Bridge for Youth, a Minneapolis-based organization that serves youth experiencing homelessness. Emily Dunn, our Program Associate, spoke with Kristan about the work The Bridge is doing for youth in Minnesota. … Read More

The Nation’s First-Ever Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Best Practices Guide
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We are excited to highlight the nation’s first-ever Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) best practices guide, for children and youth involved in the child welfare, detention, and juvenile justice systems. Safe & Respected was created by the New York City … Read More

This is a Game-Changer
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I’m very excited to announce that the True Colors Fund is a recipient of a $125,000 grant from the Arcus Foundation in support our Forty to None Project. Simply put, this is a game-changer for us. Cyndi Lauper, our co-founder, … Read More

Redefining Home
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When thinking about June, many in the LGBTQ community think: Pride Month! June is Pride Month, commemorating the Stonewall Riots of June 1969 – a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. It’s an important time … Read More

Documentary as an Educational Tool
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Much like family, home looks different to each and every one of us. Home may be a friend, a place, a couch, or even a memory. The Homestretch, a documentary premiering this weekend in New York City and in the … Read More

Dream It, Speak It, Do It: Working Together in Chicago
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“I can’t say who I am unless you agree I’m real.” I always use that quote by Amiri Baraka to when speaking to folks about the issue of LGBT youth homelessness. This is something that the community of Chicago is … Read More

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