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

Meet the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Leaders Who Used to Be Homeless
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth make up 40% of the homeless youth population in America. But what happens when they grow up? In a special series from The Advocate, our friend Sassafras Lowrey and our very own Forty to None Project Director Jama Shelton explore this question by interviewing leaders in the movement who once experienced homelessness themselves.

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

The Tumbleweed Program: Serving Montana’s Underserved
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The Tumbleweed Runaway Program is a community agency based in Billings, Montana that serves runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families. These services range from shelter to crisis counseling for youth and families to public advocacy. Many local lesbian, … Read More

Homeless to Hero: Shahera Hyatt
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In a special Pride Month series from The Advocate, our friend Sassafras Lowrey and our very own Forty to None Project Director Jama Shelton speak with gay and transgender leaders about how experiencing homelessness as young people has affected and informed their lives and work. … Read More

Homeless to Hero: Twiggy Garçon
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In a special Pride Month series from The Advocate, our friend Sassafras Lowrey and our very own Forty to None Project Director Jama Shelton speak with gay and transgender leaders about how experiencing homelessness as young people has affected and … Read More

Homeless to Hero: Morgan Keenan
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In a special Pride Month series from The Advocate, our friend Sassafras Lowrey and our very own Forty to None Project Director Jama Shelton speak with gay and transgender leaders about how experiencing homelessness as young people has affected and informed their lives and work. … 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

Meet the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Leaders Who Used to Be Homeless
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Gay and transgender youth make up 40% of the homeless youth population in America. But what happens when they grow up? In a special Pride month series from The Advocate, our friend Sassafras Lowrey and our very own Forty to None … 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

Forty to None Project Director Jama Shelton Featured in NYC Pride Guide
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Our very own Forty to None Project Director Jama Shelton is featured in this year’s NYC Pride Guide, which celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Announcing the Rural Summit Series
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Contrary to widely held myths that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is largely living in affluent metropolitan areas, studies show a very different and more realistic picture. For a number of reasons, many gay and transgender people choose to live, … Read More

Join us for the New York premiere of The Homestretch
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The True Colors Fund is proud to be a presenting partner of The Homestretch at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival!

It’s Foster Care Month!
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Earlier this month, I attended an event by the Family Equality Council to see Dr. Gary Mallon receive an award for his groundbreaking work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in the child welfare system.  The person who … Read More

You Gotta Believe!
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For older children and youth in the foster care system, chances of adoption can be slim. After aging out of the foster care system, many youth and young adults find themselves on the streets or in a shelter. Our friends … Read More

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