Let Transgender Troops Serve.
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Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted the Trump administration’s request to begin implementing its discriminatory ban of military service by transgender people, putting the honorable service of thousands of … Read More

How Will You Help LGBTQ Youth This Year?
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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Can you believe it’s already the end of January? There’s a good chance you resolved to make a difference this year. Whether you’re working to change your life or the world around you, the first … Read More

Michelle Blassou Joins the True Colors Fund Team
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We’re excited to welcome Michelle Blassou to the True Colors Fund, as our new Program Associate! Michelle comes to the True Colors Fund from a background in tech and research, recently relocating to New York City from Montreal where she … Read More

We’re Honored to Welcome Kevin T. McDowell to the True Colors Fund Board of Directors
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Kevin McDowell is Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer for AEG Happy new year! 2019 just started and we’ve already hit the ground running. We’re thrilled to announce the newest member of our Board of Directors, Kevin McDowell, who brings … Read More

Youth Collaboration Flashback: When Young People Talk, We Listen.
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Since the very beginning of the True Colors Fund’s work to address youth homelessness, we knew we had to meaningfully include the ideas of young people with lived experience. Here’s a little recap of our recent youth collaboration work: The … Read More

Training & Education Flashback: Here’s How We Created Safer Spaces This Year.
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Youth homelessness is an extremely complex issue, but we know that when organizations are welcoming, inclusive, and safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, young people are more likely to get the support they need – … Read More

A Star is Born: Rivianna Hyatt Joins the True Colors Fund Team
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Rivianna Hyatt has been a part of the True Colors Fund universe since 2015. In the years since then, she’s been a 40 of the 40 honoree, a True Colors Fellow, and a founding member of the National Youth Forum … Read More

Here’s What Happened at Home for the Holidays 2018
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What didn’t happen at Home for the Holidays? Cyndi Lauper and A$AP Rocky teamed up for a genre-bending duet, Natalie Merchant brought the house down with the sheer power of her voice and an acoustic guitar, and Sara Ramirez helped … Read More

Advocacy Flashback: We Made Incredible Progress This Year – Thanks to You.
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Can you believe 2018 is almost over? So much has happened, and time and time again you stood by our side and helped us push the needle forward on preventing and ending youth homelessness. Here’s a little recap of our … Read More

Let’s Make the World a Better Place for LGBTQ Youth This Holiday
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When we founded the True Colors Fund 10 years ago, it was to help amplify the voices and experiences of those who were either pushed to the margins or excluded altogether – particularly young people who identify as lesbian, gay, … Read More

These Communities Are Taking the True Colors Prevention Challenge to Build LGBTQ Inclusion
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This November, the True Colors Fund is hosting its first-ever Prevention Challenge. November is National Runaway Prevention Month and the True Colors Fund is partnering with Philadelphia and Toronto to launch lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) cultural … Read More

#Proud: New York LGBT Pride Run Nets Over $25,000 to Help End Youth Homelessness
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We were honored to be chosen as the beneficiary of the 37th Annual Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run this year in NYC. Back in June, we joined Front Runners New York in Central Park to cheer on the runners, … Read More

Youth Homelessness & LGBTQ Movements to Trump Admin: “Transgender Rights are Human Rights”
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86 LGBTQ and Youth Homelessness Organizations Sign Open Letter to Trump Administration: “Protect Transgender Lives” According to the New York Times, the Federal Government is considering narrowing the legal definition of gender to exclude transgender people. This threatens the civil … Read More

5 Ways to Shine a Light on National Runaway Prevention Month
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November is National Runaway Prevention Month National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) is led by the National Runaway Safeline with support from the Federal Government’s Family and Youth Services Bureau. This year’s theme is “Shine a Light”. NRPM is not only highlighting … Read More

Applications are now open for the 2019 True Colors Fellowship
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Apply now, or nominate someone to be a 2019 True Colors Fellow! The time has come to begin selecting the 2019 True Colors Fellows! The True Colors Fellowship is a 6-month paid Fellowship that provides LGBTQ young people the opportunity … Read More

Here’s What Happened at the 2018 True Colors Impact Summit
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October 3-4, 2018 | Atlanta, GA This year, the True Colors Fund traveled to Atlanta to host our annual Impact Summit. Folks from across the world gathered in Atlanta to take part in sharing, learning, and conversation about lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Read More

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