Trump Administration Announces It Will No Longer Enforce Civil Rights Protections in Programs for Youth Experiencing Homelessness.
The Trump Administration just said it’s okay for homelessness services to discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, and religion. Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced their intention to immediately suspend … Read More
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays is Coming to Los Angeles!
Tuesday, December 10 | The NOVO at L.A. Live True Colors United and our co-founder Cyndi Lauper are excited to announce that our annual Home for the Holidays concert is coming to L.A. this year! The concert will happen at … Read More
The White House’s Proposed Policies Would Harm, Not Help, People Experiencing Homelessness
True Colors United’s Statement on the White House report, “The State of Homelessness in America.” On Monday, the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report titled “The State of Homelessness in America.” The report argues for major policy … Read More
We Showed Our True Colors at the 2019 Impact Summit.
That’s a wrap! Here’s what happened at the 2019 Impact Summit. This year’s theme, UNITY + ACTION = IMPACT, came to life in Washington, DC. Here are some highlights: Dominique Jackson taught us to “lead with kindness.” Dominique Jackson, star … Read More
Osimiri Sprowal is Building Tech-Based Solutions to Youth Homelessness
Meet Osimiri Sprowal: The 2019 True Colors Innovation Fellow. “Maybe I have a cane, because I was born to part seas.”- “Sacred Illness,” a Poem by me My name is Osimiri Sprowal, and I am the 2019 True Colors Innovation … Read More
Meet the True Colors Fellow Co-Producing the Opening Reception at Our Impact Summit
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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