Meet the True Colors Fellow Co-Producing the Opening Reception at Our Impact Summit
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Meet Daeon Tyree: The 2019 True Colors Production Fellow. My name is Daeon Tyree, I’m twenty-two years of age, and the DMV is where I call home (that’s DC, Maryland & Virginia for those of you who don’t know)! I’ve … Read More

Dominique Jackson, star of POSE, to Deliver Impact Summit Keynote
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Impact Summit | September 4-5 | Washington, D.C. We’re thrilled to announce that Dominique Jackson, star of FX’s POSE, will be speaking at our Impact Summit. POSE features the largest cast of transgender actors ever assembled in a scripted show, … Read More

4 Ways to Get Your Hands Dirty at the Impact Summit.
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It’s called the Impact Summit for a reason. September 4-5 | Washington, D.C. The Impact Summit brings together real-life superheroes using their powers for good – that includes young people, service providers, advocates, funders, policymakers, and more! A lot of … Read More

The 2019 True Colors Fellows are Here!
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Fellows partner with True Colors United staff on 6-month projects to address youth homelessness. Our 2019 class of Fellows is a passionate group of young people dedicated to ending lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. This … Read More

Progress Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect.
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Let’s build a future we can take pride in. We just wrapped up a Pride month for the history books. Not only has it been 50 years since the uprising at Stonewall, but New York City just hosted the biggest … Read More

Josh Went from Baptist Pastor to “Woke AF” and Transformed His Community Along the Way.
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Are your values “regurgitated,” or do you actually believe them? Think about the beliefs and ethics that are fundamental to how you live your life. Do you actually believe in them, or are they “regurgitated” – repeated without any deeper … Read More

How (else) can you support True Colors United this Pride month?
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  Bracelets and brushes and bears, oh my! These items support True Colors United’s work to end LGBTQ youth homelessness. This Pride month, True Colors United is honored to have partnered with companies and organizations that are equally dedicated to … Read More

Happy Pride! Here’s What Makes 2019 so Historic.
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50 years ago the Stonewall Riots helped ignite the movement for LGBTQ equality. How will you make a difference today? The Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York City were a turning point in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Read More

Calling All Superheroes: Check Out the Impact Summit Agenda.
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We’re excited to announce our first keynote speaker [drumroll please…] Dr. Jama Shelton! True Colors United’s 2019 Impact Summit, held September 4 – 5 in Washington, DC, is going to be our biggest yet! Not only is the Impact Summit … Read More

Protect Transgender Youth: HUD Should Enforce the Equal Access Rule.
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Proposed HUD rule change would weaken protections for transgender people accessing homelessness services. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed change to the Equal Access Rule. This would undermine protections for transgender people seeking … Read More

In 2019, Young People Aren’t Just Coming to the Table – They’re Making the Table.
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To end youth homelessness, the ideas of young people with lived experience must be heard and respected. There’s a few talking points I always go to about the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH): that there’s twenty young people around … Read More

Happy International Day of Families!
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Family runs thicker than blood. In 1993, the United Nations declared May 15 the International Day of Families to highlight the importance of family to the fabric of society. Today, we’re emphasizing the many forms that family can take, especially … Read More

Here’s What Happened on #TrueColorsDay 2019
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A #TrueColorsDay Recap | April 24, 2019 This #TrueColorsDay, thousands of people across the world showed their true colors by posting unselfies, spreading the word online, and getting active in their communities. Nearly 100 organizations partnered with us to rep … Read More

Safe Spaces Are Not Enough to Change the World.
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Is your safe space brave enough? Over the past few years, the phrase “safe space” has gained quite a bit of traction. Most broadly, it’s shorthand used to signal that the “space” in question, whether it’s a coffee shop or … Read More

Act Now – Tell Congress to Support Funding for Youth Homelessness Programs
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Youth experiencing homelessness need your support. As Congress prepares to fund our government, members on the hill in D.C. circulate a “Dear Colleague” letter to build consensus for the programs they support. This year, U.S. Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) is … Read More

Just Announced: The 2019 Impact Summit
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Register for the 2019 Impact Summit. September 4-5 | Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. We’re so excited to announce the 2019 Impact Summit and we hope to see you there! This year’s theme is Unity + Action = Impact. We … Read More

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