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

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

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