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Hetrick Martin Institute

LGBT Youth Participate in Unforgettable Giants Game

Anna Aagenes | Posted 12.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Anna Aagenes

As the smoke rose, the crowd cheered, and the stadium music got louder, the Giants players emerged to enter "the gauntlet." In the beginning of each game, the gauntlet is formed by two lines of people who enthusiastically high-five the players as they burst out onto the field.

Think Being Young And LGBT Has Gotten Easier? Think Again

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

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth who have benefited from New York's Hetrick-Martin Institute open up about their personal experienc...

Why This Mom Took Her Gender Non-Conforming Child Out Of Public School

The Huffington Post | Brooke Sopelsa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Faith Yewdall’s son, Ziya, was never the pugnacious type, so when the gender non-conforming 6 year old got into a fight on his second day of school,...

'Headwig And The Angry Inch' Makes A Huge Pro-Queer Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One of our favorite queer musicals just made an awesome pro-LGBT move. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the Tony Award-winning musical revival that has...

Statement on the Suicide of 12-Year-Old Ronin Shimizu

Lillian Rivera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lillian Rivera

Children deserve a world where they can just be; where gender "diversion" or gender "non-conformity" is encouraged in order to move toward a more authentic expression of oneself. Youth should be liberated from the constraints of gender in order to define who they are for themselves.

'My Family Kicked Me Out for Being Gay'

Thomas Krever | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas Krever

It's one of the most common statements we hear when a young adult first contacts the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit organization that provides life-saving services to at-risk LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 24. In fact, about 80 percent of HMI youth are homeless or lack secure housing, most often because of family rejection for identifying as LGBTQ.

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

#SchoolsOut: HMI Launches Summer Program

Daniel Garofali | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Garofali

Over the weekend, The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) held their annual School's Out event in the Hamptons. Celebrating its 15th year, School's Out mar...

Charity and Fashion in Arms for Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2014 (VIDEO)

Daniel Garofali | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Garofali

Each year there are new faces joining the cause but what is most inspiring are the friends that I see every year with as much passion, commitment and determination in working to educate and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Gratitude for the Hetrick-Martin Institute

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Most of the kids that the Hetrick-Martin Institute served were kids of color. We black, Puerto Rican, Asian, Indian and biracial kids were finding a way out of no way, creating impromptu families because our real families hated us or no longer claimed us as their own.

LOOK: Chelsea Clinton Nabs HUGE LGBT Honor In New York

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Chelsea Clinton was greeted with a standing ovation at the Hetrick Martin Institute's (HMI) 2013 Emery Awards, where the former first daughter was hon...

Hetrick-Martin Institute's Emery Awards 2013 to Honor Chelsea Clinton... Want to Get Involved? (VIDEO)

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

The Hetrick-Martin Institute provides programs for at-risk LGBT youth. On Nov. 13 the organization will be holding the Emery Awards 2013, honoring Chelsea Clinton and others. My exclusive video explains how you can get involved.

HMI Youth Arts Showcase

Hetrick-Martin Institute | Posted 11.26.2013 | Teen
Hetrick-Martin Institute

On Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, HMI youth participated in a celebration of their artistic expression in photography, dance and art.

Jeffrey Fashion's 10 Years of Caring (VIDEO)

Daniel Garofali | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Garofali

Regardless of the what the results may be of last night's efforts, JFC is well on its way to making $1 Million sooner rather than later.

Back Onboard for Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2013

Daniel Garofali | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Garofali

Just around the corner, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, JFC celebrates the 10th anniversary since the New York event was established, initially as an in-store event, by fashion pioneer and philanthropist, Jeffrey Kalinsky.

Jeffrey: Where Fashion Really Does Care

Melissa Vale | Posted 04.07.2013 | New York
Melissa Vale

Last Tuesday, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, the annual fashion fundraiser benefiting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and those living with HIV/AIDS celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a kick-off cocktail event at the Jeffrey store

Helping Out Our LGBT Youth

Justin Hernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Hernandez

Some experience a lack of support from their loved ones, and others are even faced with homelessness. Here in New York the Ali Forney Center and the Hetrick-Martin Institute are invaluable resources to these kids, but both of these organizations were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Want To See What We Did Last Night?

Huffington Post | HuffPost Style Staff | Posted 09.08.2012 | Style

Fashion's Night Out is a pretty crazy, crowded affair, but on a beautiful corner of the Meatpacking District last night, HuffPost Style had its first-...

Want To See What We Did Last Night?

Huffington Post | HuffPost Style Staff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Style

Fashion's Night Out is a pretty crazy, crowded affair, but on a beautiful corner of the Meatpacking District last night, HuffPost Style had its first-...

Ex-Football Player On His Biggest Fear About Being Gay In The NFL

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"I started to realize that, you know what, there's an opportunity here for me to really make and effect change, not only within myself but in the worl...

WATCH: Arianna Honored For LGBT Support, Matthew Morrison Sings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

*Scroll down for photos and video* Arianna Huffington, fashion entrepreneur Marc Ecko, and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy were honored on Tuesday night f...

Hetrick-Martin Institute Gala: Cory Booker, Veronica Webb, Lance Bass And More! (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Newark Mayor Cory Booker joked that he had a huge "man crush" on his New York City counterpart as he presented Mayor Bloomberg with the Emery Award at...

Gay Youth Offered Safe Environment In LGBTQ High School

Huffington Post Contributor | Thibault Chareton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK - The New York City-based non-profit organization Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) recently celebrated its 30th year of helping the lesbian, ga...