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Meet Some Of The LGBT Homeless Youth The Pope Didn't Visit

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices

Homelessness is, without a doubt, a major issue for the queer community. Rates of homelessness among queer youth -- those under age 18 in Am...

A Golden Girl’s Legacy Brings Hope To LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- Despite a slew of recent gay rights victories, advocates estimate that hundreds of thousands of LGBT teens around the country are still re...

This Is How Homeless Youth Truly Want To Be Seen

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Teen

There’s more to LGBT homeless youth than the stereotypes used to describe them. A deeper level exists -- a level the Reciprocity Foundation wanted t...

Erica Kay-Webster Talks Promise Place School for LGBT Homeless Youth (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Erica Kay-Webster knows homelessness first hand after being cast out by her family at age 15 because of her status as a transgender individual. She found herself on the streets of New York City enduring unspeakable hardships. She attempted suicide twice by the age of 17.

Here's An Awesome New Way To Help LGBT Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices

"Connect 4 Life" is a compelling new initiative from the LGBT Technology Institute that aims to provide homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...

Lila Shapiro

A Look At 'Survival Sex' And The Queer Teens Who Are Turning To It | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices

After his grandmother kicked him out into the cold, someone offered the 19-year-old a warm bed for the weekend. All the guy wanted in exchange for his...

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

Posted 12.26.2014 | Gay 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...

A Hit Song Gets A Heartbreaking Cover That Could Do A World Of Good

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.30.2014 | Gay Voices

With 40 percent of America's homeless youth reportedly identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), homelessness is one of the leading...

Bill de Blasio Because He Will Reverse the Bloomberg Administration's Policies That Have Left 50,000 New Yorkers Homeless

Laura Merriman | Posted 09.10.2013 | New York
Laura Merriman

I am supporting Bill de Blasio because he is the one candidate who will reverse the downward trajectory that far too many New Yorkers have faced during the Bloomberg years. The polls close at 9 p.m.

LOOK: Dustin Lance Black, Adam Lambert And Others Get Creative For Homeless LGBT Youth

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

New York's Ali Forney Center (AFC), who provides housing for homeless and runaway lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth has recently col...

WATCH: LGBTQ Homeless Youth Forced To Turn To Sex Work To Survive

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

New polling and research shows that a shocking number of those participating in sex work are homeless youth. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender an...

'Fierce' Group Working To Address LGBT Homelessness In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 05.02.2013 | Chicago

As the recent example of Rodney Davis showed, life on the streets of Chicago is a difficult and often demoralizing challenge for any person to endure....

WATCH: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Reward College Student Volunteering For LGBT Cause

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis will appear on an episode of MTV's "Random Acts of mtvU," a new program that "rewards hard-working, civic-mi...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To BAGLY

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

30 Days Of Holiday LGBT Giving: Center On Halsted

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Donate To The Ali Forney Center

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Donate To New Alternatives

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Denied Shelter Beds, Many Of NYC's Homeless Youth Turn To Prostitution

Carl Siciliano | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

New York City's homeless youth are frequently faced with no option but to prostitute themselves in order to survive. And Mayor Bloomberg, despite promoting anti-prostitution efforts, perpetuates this situation by failing to provide nearly enough shelter beds for homeless youth.

Getting LGBT Homeless Youth Off the Streets

Laura A. Hughes | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Laura A. Hughes

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngMarriage has been the beginning and end of most discussions of either party's stance on LGBT issues, but the fact that poverty is very much an LGBT issue itself has been overlooked, particularly in my own city of Detroit.

End the Chill: This Winter, Help LGBT Homeless Youth Come in From the Cold

Laura A. Hughes | Posted 10.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Hughes

Detroit is far from the only city with a significant LGBTQ homeless youth population. But in a city ravaged by economic decline, it is these youth who bear a disproportionate share of the burden.

Lila Shapiro

New York City Council Approves $3 Million For Bea Arthur Residence For LGBT Homeless Youths | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices

For homeless youth and their advocates, the fight for resources can be fierce. New York City has about 4,000 homeless youths -- many of whom are lesbi...

Lila Shapiro

Homeless Youth Budget Restored But Worries Linger | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.28.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday afternoon, a dozen or so young people milled around a crowded reception room at the Ali Forney Center, an organization that pro...

Lila Shapiro

Homeless Youth Advocates Push Back Against Bloomberg's 2013 Budget | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.01.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- On Thursday, more than 150 advocates and homeless youth gathered on the steps of New York City Hall to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's p...

Poll Position: What Is The Most Pressing Issue Facing The LGBT Community? Vote Now!

Posted 05.11.2012 | Gay Voices

It's Friday and that means time for another Poll Position question and your chance to sound off on a topic facing the LGBT community. It was a big ...

1 In 3 Transgender Homeless People Is Turned Away From Shelters

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"I don't care who you worship or what you believe. I don't care who you sleep with. If you are helping hurting people, you're my friend and I will sup...