Help Shape #OurTomorrow, Today.
In the past decade, we’ve seen the number of states with marriage equality grow from one to 37. Representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in media is higher than ever before. And polls are showing promising data on … Read More
Announcing New Board Members and Leadership!
Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund is excited to announce the addition of Kevin Philip, Executive Vice President at Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC, and Tony Award winning actress and star of Grey’s Anatomy Sara Ramirez to the True Colors Fund Board of … Read More
Celebrating Chosen Mothers This Mother’s Day
This year, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with Dominique Jackson aka Tyra Allure Ross. Tyra is the chosen mother of our very own Program Officer Twiggy Pucci Garcon. For many young people, being close with their biological family simply isn’t an option. Often times, youth will make the choice to create their own familial structure, or chosen family.
Today is #40toNoneDay!
Today is the first ever #40toNoneDay, a national day to raise public awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness, and to give people simple ways to make a difference!
Washington Governor to Sign Legislation to Serve Homeless Youth
Tomorrow (April 24, 2015), Washington Governor Jay Inslee will sign legislation into law to prevent and reduce youth and young adult homelessness in Washington state. The Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act (HYPP Act) passed through the state legislature with … Read More
U.S. Senate Fails to Reauthorize and Strengthen Programs for Homeless Youth
April 22, 2015 – Today, the United States Senate failed to pass the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (S.A. 290), which would reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The vote was 56 “YES” to 43 … Read More
The U.S. Senate Must Act Now to Protect ALL Youth Experiencing Homelessness
This afternoon, the U.S. Senate will decide if it will reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, the nation’s only federal law that funds programs specifically for youth experiencing homelessness, and whether or not to include a non-discrimination clause that … Read More
Cyndi Lauper to U.S. Senate: Don’t Throw Out 40% of our Country’s Homeless Youth
Cyndi Lauper has written an open letter to the US Senate urging them to reauthorize protections for homeless youth – complete with a non-discrimination clause for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Bill to Protect all Homeless Youth Introduced in U.S. House
Today, Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-8) and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) introduced H.R. 1779, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The reauthorization recognizes the needs of all young … Read More
Meet the 2015 True Fellows!
Back in February, we opened up the application process for our inaugural True Fellowship program – an initiative to offer young people the unique opportunity to create, develop, and execute a six-month project to contribute to the ongoing vision of … Read More
Celebrating Transgender Visibility Today and Every Day
On this International Transgender Day of Visibility, we celebrate the lives of our transgender friends, family, and leaders – and recognize the courage it takes to live openly. We’re excited to hear from our friend Gia on what transgender visibility … Read More
Dear U.S. Senate: No One Has the Right to Discriminate.
Some groups are actively lobbying to discriminate against the 40% of homeless youth who identify as identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We can stop them.
Senators Leahy and Collins Bring RHYA Reauthorization to the Senate Floor
Today, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) urged the Senate to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), our nation’s only federal law that specifically funds vital services for youth experiencing homelessness. The bipartisan reauthorization bill includes a … Read More
Don’t let the Senate Throw Away 40% of America’s Homeless Youth
Our co-founder Cyndi Lauper is calling for federally funded protections for all youth experiencing homelessness – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity: “What kind of future do we have in store if we do not care for all … Read More
Laying a Foundation of Faith and Family with FreedHearts
We met Susan and Rob Cottrell, founders of FreedHearts, at the Gay Christian Network Conference back in January. FreedHearts works to support Christian parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) children, and offer them resources to “help parents reconcile … Read More
Announcing New Initiative to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
We’re thrilled to announce today the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to identify successful strategies to ensure that no young person is left without a home because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.