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Carl Siciliano

Why This Anti-Gay Church Is Planning A 'Rainbow Fag Flag' Burning

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.09.2017 | Queer Voices

A New York church known for its vehemently anti-LGBT stance is pledging to “celebrate” avoiding foreclosure with a homophobic demonstration. In ...

Homeless for the Holidays

Carl Siciliano | Posted 12.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

This is not a problem that will be solved by doing LGBT sensitivity trainings and hanging rainbow flags in warehouse shelters; we need to be advocates for smaller, more humane models of shelter where LGBT youth will be safer.

See How Religious Homophobia Promotes Child Abuse

Carl Siciliano | Posted 09.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

How do we stop being complicit in the harm to innumerable LGBT youths done by the teachings of our Church? How do we create an environment in our parishes and our schools that help parents love and accept their LGBT children?

How Bea Arthur Became a Champion for Homeless LGBT Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

I thank you Bea, for flying across the country into the cold, to help us protect our youths. I thank you for your compassionate heart and your noble spirit. I thank you for recognizing that LGBT youths are deserving of love, and speaking out for them.

Harlem Parents Respond to Local Hate Speech

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 06.28.2014 | New York
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I am a Harlem parent. For the last seven years, I've lived near ATLAH Ministry, a church that has made itself notorious for posting hateful screeds a...

A Plea to Pope Francis on Behalf of LGBT Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

The church still teaches that homosexual conduct is a sin, and that being gay is disordered. I hope that if you understand how this teaching tears families apart and prevent your bishops from fighting against the acceptance of LGBT people as equal members of society.

Curtis M. Wong

'Queer As Folk' Star, Broadway Hunk Sing For Homeless LGBT Youth In NYC | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Broadway stars, TV actors and other top-notch talent helped make the yuletide a little bit gayer than usual Dec. 16 as part of “A Better Holiday" in...

PHOTOS: Broadway's Hottest Chorus Boys Suit Up -- And Strip Down -- For Charity In New York

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“Is this a gay pageant?” That was the question that comedian/actress Jackie Hoffman offered the crowd at the start of the sixth annual Broadwa...

WATCH: Homeless LGBT Youth Issues Emphasized In New Clip

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The rising rate of homelessness among New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth is examined as part of "A Day In Our Shoes," a ne...

Curtis M. Wong

Providing Shelter For Homeless LGBT Youth | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact

As Carl Siciliano can tell you, an endorsement from a "Golden Girl" can go a long way. The Ali Forney Center's executive director gushes about his...