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

Christian Defines ‘Family’ for Us.
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We reached out to Christian, one of the panelists from State of Out Youth and asked him: “What is family?”  Here is what he had to say: What family looks like to me is a loving household built with trust and discipline, with … Read More

Youth Go Behind-the-Scenes at Kinky Boots on Broadway
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This past week, we were joined by some extraordinary young people for our Raise You Up Community Youth program in partnership with Kinky Boots on Broadway!

What We Won’t Stand For
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As a team of individuals dedicated to advancing equality, the True Colors Fund staff is proud to stand with Cyndi and partner with the USA Network to send a message that we won’t stand for any type of hate or disparity.

How Can We Be All-Inclusive?
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What does it mean to be truly inclusive and affirming? This is a question that many folks face when working with LGBTQ youth. Whether one is providing direct care, health care services, referrals, advocacy, or support for LGBTQ young people, … Read More

Where We’ll Be
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We make it a priority to connect with people working on the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness around the country by conducting site visits so we can better understand the landscape of youth homelessness in different … Read More

True Colors Fund Partners with USA Network on Characters Unite
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The True Colors Fund is proud to partner with USA Network on Characters Unite. Check out the newest PSA featuring our co-founder Cyndi Lauper!

Will You Be America’s Next Top ‘Model’?
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On February 8th, the LGBTQ Homeless Youth Reform Act of 2014 was passed! The Reform Act addresses gaps in serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC. as well invests in programs to meet their … Read More

What’s a Library Got to Do, Got to Do With It?
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Be a visible advocate within the community for LGBT youth experiencing homelessness. Train library staff on creating inclusive and affirming spaces for LGBT youth, and to understand the unique needs and experiences of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness. Create a system … Read More

Have a Question? Let’s Dish!
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We are excited to introduce our new advice column, Let’s Dish. Have a question related to LGBT youth homelessness? Looking to connect with someone doing similar work to discuss specific programs or strategies? What is Let’s Dish? Making connections is what … Read More

Looking back at 2013
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Thanks to your support, the True Colors Fund experienced significant growth in 2013! Here’s a look at some of last year’s highlights.

Count LGBTQ Youth Because LGBTQ Youth Count!
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What is a PIT count? The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires Continuums of Care (CoCs) to count the number of people experiencing homelessness in the geographic area that they serve through a Point-in-Time count (PIT). The PIT … Read More

28th Annual Night of A Thousand Gowns to Benefit the True Colors Fund
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Join us on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis for the 28th annual Night of a Thousand Gowns, hosted by the Imperial Court of New York!

Announcing the Forty to None Network
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The True Colors Fund is excited to announce the launch of our newest initiative: the Forty to None Network, a collective of individuals who are working to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness, or whose work has the … Read More

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