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LOOK: Judy Garland As You've Never Seen Her Before

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices

It's Judy Garland as you've never seen her before. The Hollywood legend is re-interpreted by visual artists as part of the annual "Night of a Thou...

Curtis M. Wong

A Celebration Of Judy Garland And LGBT Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

The worlds of Broadway, folk-rock, television and downtown cabaret will unite once again for “Night of a Thousand Judys,” honoring homeless lesbia...

Here's An Incredible Way To Support LGBT Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices

A rally is scheduled to take place on Monday in New York City and will also serve as the launching of a new campaign to fight homelessness among young...

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...

The Time is Ripe for a Nonprofit Revolution

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

Local government leaders can help to foster successful solutions in their communities by providing an environment that welcomes and encourages the contributions of nonprofit partners.

A Plea to Pope Francis on Behalf of LGBT Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay 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.

Music for Social Change: Fancy Reagan's 'Say Something' Helps LGBTQ Teens

Brian Normoyle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Normoyle

LGBTQ teen homelessness is an often-overlooked aspect of the national struggle for equality. Of the nearly 2 million teens affected by homelessness each year, an estimated 40 percent of them identify as LGBTQ.

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...

Behind Words Never Spoken (Video)

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.31.2013 | Books
Craig Stewart

Purchase Now or Download the eBook...

When Whispers Become Shouts...(Video)

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.24.2013 | Books
Craig Stewart

The following blog post is adapted from my memoir, Words Never Spoken.

HIV Prevention and Homeless Youth: Fixing a Catastrophic Failure

Carl Siciliano | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

HIV prevention efforts directed at homeless youths typically focus on condom distribution and HIV prevention education. But focusing on condoms and awareness without responding to the lack of shelter, which forces homeless youths into survival sex, is a failed policy.

LOOK: Parker Posey, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Honor Homeless LGBT Youth In NYC

Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A mid-July heatwave didn't stop well-dressed revelers from hitting the Ali Forney Center's (AFC) annual "Oasis" event in New York on July 17. Held...

Help Parker Posey Raise Money For Homeless LGBT Youth!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Is waiting for the weekend getting harder and harder as summer flies by? Well if you need a little humpday escape, then let The Ali Forney Center ...

Shred of Hope - a Fundraiser for Homeless LGBTQ Teenagers

Kalup Linzy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

It's estimated that there are more than 4000 homeless youth in NYC -- but at present, there are only 400 beds available for this population. 100 percent of the proceeds from Shred of Hope will go directly to the Ali Forney Center, the largest organization helping homeless LGBTQ youth.

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...

LOOK: Judy Garland Re-Imagined In Artwork For NYC Benefit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices

One of the world's greatest gay icons is getting a fanciful new makeover (or, rather, a series of them) in honor of Pride Month. Tommy Tune and Ch...

Curtis M. Wong

A Pride Tribute To The World's Greatest Gay Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

In what is becoming a New York tradition, the legacy of Judy Garland will be celebrated with an evening of eclectic performances honoring lesbian, gay...

From The Street to the Courtroom: The First Ali Forney Center Resident Graduates Law School

Carl Siciliano | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

Last weekend I found myself in a gym in Portland, Oregon with tears streaming down my face. I was at Lewis & Clark Law School, at the graduation ceremony of Ksen Pallegedara, one of the first young people ever to stay at the Ali Forney Center.

LOOK: Broadway's Hottest Chorus Boys Support LGBT Youth In NYC

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Six of New York's hottest chorus boys sang, danced and stripped before a packed house at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts May 20, each vy...

LOOK: Meet The Men Of The 2013 Broadway Beauty Pageant

Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Six of New York's hottest chorus boys will face off for the coveted title of "Mr. Broadway" next week, and we've got a sneak peek at the handsome cont...

Hunky Bway Star Nick Adams in Coming Out Stories Episode 6

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 05.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

Broadway star and LGBT activist Nick Adams sits down with me to chat about his coming out experience.

Mayor Bloomberg, Homeless Denier

Carl Siciliano | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

For the past two years I've worked on a project called "Homeless for the Holidays," interviewing and photographing homeless LGBT youth during the winter months as they sleep on the streets of NYC, so frankly, it infuriates me that our mayor would say that "no one is sleeping on the streets."

Curtis M. Wong

'Queer As Folk' Star, Broadway Hunk Sing For Homeless LGBT Youth In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay 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...

WATCH: Student Warms Up In High Heels For Brooklyn Bridge Run

Posted 12.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Jacob Tobia is set to run across the Brooklyn Bridge for a good cause -- in high heels, no less. The Duke University student will don stilettos De...

Mike Ruiz And Carmen Electra Rock Out For Homeless LGBT Youth

Jacob Tobia | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Tobia

As a queer kid from Raleigh, N.C., who's just spending a semester in NYC, I didn't think I'd end my semester by sitting VIP at the birthday of an infamous photographer while an equally infamous woman took the stage. The best part? It was a benefit for the Ali Forney Center.