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Homeless Lgbt Youth

These Mormons Deserve The Applause

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

As an LGBT+ ally, I feel it is important to make sure that I remember I don't take attention away from the LGBT+ Mormons who are the real heroes, facing rejection and condemnation on a daily basis. So if you applaud in public or in private, please let it be for these people and not for me.

Coming Out of the Closet Is Now a Marketing Strategy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

If there was true acceptance of gay culture in America, then Infiniti would show a proud dad driving his son and his son's boyfriend to their prom in an Infiniti. Or a father gifting an Infiniti to his son and his husband on their wedding day.

'EKAJ': More Than a Movie

Peter C. Frank | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter C. Frank

The decision by director Cati Gonzalez to use "real people" who parallel the lives of the film's characters offers an unvarnished glimpse into the graphic reality of a subject often talked about only in generalized terms.

Safe, Warm, Supported and Homeless: Sheltering LGBTQ Youth Who Need Our Help

Dan Spinello | Posted 03.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dan Spinello

I choose to devote my time to TPS because one person can make a huge difference here. Sometimes that means bringing dinner for the group, sometimes it means helping to paint a wall, or tutoring, or making a donation, or bringing in winter clothes, or toiletries, sometimes it's a food drive and sometimes it's a holiday meal.

Help Build a Home for Homeless LGBTQ Youth in Arkansas!

Penelope Poppers | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Penelope Poppers

You're probably familiar with the plight of LGBTQ youth homeless in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, but this problem exists in small to mid-sized cities and towns across the country. LGBTQ youth and young adults are sleeping on the streets in every city in America. Every single city. Even in Little Rock, a city you may have never heard of.

This Vehemently Anti-Gay Church Might Get The Ultimate Karmic Smackdown

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

A New York church notorious for posting homophobic messages on its billboard may be on the auction block. But if fundraising efforts are successful, t...

Life-saving Healthcare for LGBT People -- Telehealth

Chris Wood | Posted 01.26.2016 | Technology
Chris Wood

If implemented and regulated correctly, telehealth will provide quick access to medical professionals concerning physical illnesses and allow those who are homeless or without a stable home to keep vital health appointments when finances or transportation are limited.

NYC's Links Vital for LGBT

Chris Wood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Wood

To a disheartened, forgotten, and frustrated LGBT youth - homeless, scared, and desperate - access to the internet can be everything. It can be access to support, to services, to friends. It can be the ability to find shelter for the night, food for the day, and a coat for the cold.

Here's What Cynthia Nixon Believes Is The 'AIDS Crisis Of This Generation'

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

Cynthia Nixon is proud of the political and social strides made by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in recent years, but sh...

Lawrence "Larry" Watson Talks Music For Social Change and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Lawrence "Larry" Watson who is performing with his Jazz Group "Workforce" and special guest guitarist Shun Ng at the Promise Place School Boston Gala that takes place Saturday September 26, 2015 at the Seaport Boston Hotel.

Silencing the Screaming Queens: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' and the Erasure of Queer Rage

Colin Walmsley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colin Walmsley

While middle-class white gays and lesbians picketed the White House wearing suits and skirts, trans women of color threw their heels at police officers and taunted the cops by forming kick-lines and singing raunchy songs. While assimilation-oriented gays pleaded with the queer community for peace in Greenwich Village, enraged queers used parking meters as battering rams to break down the door of the Stonewall Inn and reclaim their safe space from the mob and the police.

The Queers Left Behind: How LGBT Assimilation Is Hurting Our Community's Most Vulnerable

Colin Walmsley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Colin Walmsley

Is this to be the brave new gay world? A world in which the public face of the queer community -- the gay, the white, the cisgender and the wealthy -- take their place among society's elite, leaving the transgender, the non-white, the poor and the homeless to fend for themselves?

For Famous Rhodes Twins, Helping LGBT Youth Is Now a Family Affair

Jim Key | Posted 07.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Key

Fresh from celebrating the historic marriage equality victory on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron and Austin Rhodes -- the twins well-known for their recent and emotional YouTube video in which they came out to their dad -- visited the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

For The Love Of Judy Garland

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

In what has become a hotly-anticipated LGBT Pride Month tradition, New York- and Los Angeles-based writer-actor Justin Sayre will host an evening of s...

'Get Happy' With These Incredible Judy Garland-Inspired Performances Honoring Homeless LGBT Youth

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

Judy Garland enjoys a near-mythic relationship with gay audiences past and present, so it's only fitting that her legacy would become a tribute to hom...

Elusive and Unsettling: Child and Youth Homelessness in America

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.26.2016 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

The elephant in the room is our conspicuous reluctance as a society to develop adequate service systems for homeless youth and children. Is the thought of the young people on the street so unsettling and counter to our values that we simply choose to look the other way? Is the reality of trafficking and exploitation so hard to face?

Open Letter to Pope Francis: Religious Homophobia Causes Epidemic of Homeless LGBT Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 05.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

You are the world's most influential religious leader. You could protect many youths from harm by teaching that there is nothing wrong with being LGBT, that there is nothing wrong with LGBT children. Doing so would lessen the epidemic of LGBT youth suffering homelessness.

#Pizza4Equality Raises $160,000 In 26 Days To Help LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Scott Wooledge | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

On Tuesday, the eve of Forty To None Day (a day of national awareness of the epidemic of homeless youth) I got the opportunity to meet with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-Winning artist (and my teen shero) Cyndi Lauper when I presented a $160,000.00 check to True Colors Fund, a youth charity Lauper co-founded.

My Struggle To Survive As A Homeless Youth

Kristopher Sharp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kristopher Sharp

My life is proof that we can change the future of thousands of youth forced into homelessness by simply valuing their lives, making investments into their futures, and recognizing that they are worth more than a few bucks and some leftover lunch. I am worth something -- and so is every other homeless youth.

Unconditional Love: A Missing Link for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Tracy Baim | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tracy Baim

I have been thinking about the word "unconditional" a lot this year. As I delve deep into the issues of homeless LGBTQ youth, I often hear the youth say that what they are most missing are consistent adults in their lives, ones who can provide a safety net -- and unconditional support.

A Gay Dad's Open Letter To Two Fathers Who Gave Up Their Christmas For Homeless LGBT Youth

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family Years ago when my partner and I were deciding whether or not to have kids, we made two lists. The first was a “co...

Finding Home for the Holidays

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Irene Monroe

I truly believe if American Christians stayed more focused on the message and teachings of Jesus, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people would not have the annual angst of searching for home for the holidays.

In Memory of Danny Garvin, One of the Heroic Homeless LGBT Youths Who Fought in the Stonewall Uprising (PHOTOS)

Carl Siciliano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

Danny was never able to forget what it meant to be a homeless teen. He overcame homelessness and built a good life for himself, but he bore the scars in his psyche, and in his body. He contracted hepatitis while he was homeless; it shortened his life.

Response to #DefendTheDuggars Raises Big Money for Amazing Cause in the South

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

I helped kicked off a tweet storm last week, and frankly no one was more surprised than I that it snowballed as it did. As of this writing, the #DefendTheDuggars social media campaign has delivered almost $25,000 to help the homeless LGBTQ youth population in Arkansas.

LGBT Youth Homelessness Is Not an Us/Them Issue

Jama Shelton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jama Shelton

I'm frustrated that 8 years after the National LGBTQ Task Force released their report calling LGBT youth homelessness an epidemic, we are still having the same conversations.