He, She, They, Ze? Gender Pronouns Explained.
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What are gender pronouns? Simply put, gender pronouns are the words we use to refer to people. You’re probably very familiar with the pronouns “he” and “she.” These terms fit some people, but not everyone identifies with them. Some people … Read More

Why LGBTQ Youth? Shouldn’t We End Homelessness for Everyone?
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“Why should lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth get special treatment?” “Shouldn’t we be trying to end homelessness for all youth?” “Why segregate?” Since the True Colors Fund was founded, people have been asking us the same … Read More

HUD Wants to Give Your Community up to $15 Million to End Youth Homelessness
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We’re exited to share that the application period for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is now open! What is YHDP? YHDP is an initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in the United States. The U.S. … Read More

What Will You Do to Create Inclusive Spaces This Year?
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  It can’t be understated: visual cues are a powerful way to show LGBTQ youth that they are welcome. It’s the first step to connecting youth experiencing homelessness with the support they need. The diversity poster featured in our True … Read More

Dear Congress, Make Homeless Youth a Priority in the 2018 Budget
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Please join with us today in taking urgent action on federal fiscal year 2018 funding. The continuing resolution that funds the federal government expires on 1/19/18 – just a few short days away! That means we have a closing window … Read More

Here’s Everything That Happened at Home for the Holidays 2017
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What didn’t happen at Home for the Holidays? Jackson Browne and Cyndi Lauper teamed up for a duet of music legends, Cyndi sang a hardcore version of “Goonies” with punk-icon Laura Jane Grace, and Vivian Green helped Cyndi close out … Read More

Unboxing the True Inclusion Toolbox!
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We’ve mailed our True Inclusion Toolboxes to service providers across the U.S. Far too often, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people don’t get the support they need out of fear of discrimination. When service providers are welcoming, … Read More

New Study Reveals the Scope of Youth Homelessness
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People often call youth homelessness an “invisible issue.” Young people experiencing homelessness often don’t “seem” homeless, travel from place-to-place, and couch surf. It’s difficult to conduct an exact count of youth experiencing homelessness in the U.S. A new study from Chapin … Read More

Let’s Get Visible: Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund, and AT&T team up to #HelpLGBTyouth
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True Color Fund and #ATTLiveProud Did you know that LGBT youth are 6x more likely to experience homelessness? We are supporting the True Colors Fund to #HelpLGBTYouth. Share this video and visit att.com/liveproud to learn more. #ATTLiveProud Posted by AT&T … Read More

We’ve Mailed Our True Inclusion Toolboxes to Service Providers Across the U.S.
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The True Inclusion Toolbox will equip service providers with the tools they need to offer safe and affirming care for LGBTQ young people. Hey! True Philanthropy Fellow Bryson here to talk about the True Inclusion Toolbox, a free resource that … Read More

True Awards 2017: Celebrating Leaders Who Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
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Every year at the 40 to None Summit, we’re proud to honor leaders working to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. These dedicated individuals and communities are champions of our shared mission, give our movement … Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 True Fellows!
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We’re so proud of our 2017 True Fellows, who just graduated at the 40 to None Summit in Philadelphia. Since May, these young advocates have been working alongside the True Colors Fund on an array of projects to end youth homelessness … Read More

This Young Advocate is Helping Providers Serve Undocumented LGBTQ Youth
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True Fellow Paola Robles Desgarennes is developing a toolkit to help providers serve undocumented LGBTQ youth. Forced migration due to violence and poverty have contributed to the number of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. Once in the U.S., lesbian, … Read More

We’re Working on a New State-By-State Strategy to End Youth Homelessness
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True Advocacy Fellow Quintay Knight is helping to evaluate all 50 states on their work to end youth homelessness. Ever since I could remember, I been taking care of myself. At the age of nine, I remember waiting after school … Read More

4 Things to Expect at the 40 to None Summit
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Our 40 to None Summit is a national gathering of awesome people doing awesome things to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. It’s all happening October 3-4 in Philadelphia, PA! The Summit includes interactive … Read More

Hurricane Maria: Here’s How You Can Help Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
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What’s happening in Puerto Rico? Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands in the Caribbean devastated. The first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on Puerto Rico since 1932, Maria has caused massive shortages in food, clean … Read More

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