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Lgbt Homeless Youth

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Take Action to Help Homeless Kids Now

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

If homeless children don't have a permanent place to stay, shouldn't they be able to get the help designated for them, without having to prove their status, or wallow in red tape while missing out on a childhood?

LGBT Homeless Youth Shelter Opens In Humboldt Park

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: It took years of revised plans and fundraising, but on March 3 Vida/SIDA cut the ribbon on i...

WATCH: Homeless LGBT Youth Issues Emphasized In New Clip

Posted 11.22.2011 | Gay 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...

American Bastard: What a Straight Wedding Taught Me About Forming a Gay Family (Part 3)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

A solution to the homeless youth problem that is affecting not only Chicago's Boystown but other urban areas all over the country will involve more than just one father figure, for it takes a queer village to raise our children, too.

American Bastard: What a Straight Wedding Taught Me About Forming a Gay Family (Part 2)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

There is something about compartmentalizing my relationships that gives me stability: college roommates, professional acquaintances, Twitter friends, best friends, boyfriends, fiancé. Mingling things seems likely to lead to a tangled mess.

American Bastard: What a Straight Wedding Taught Me About Forming a Gay Family (Part 1)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

I witnessed Chicago's gay community conflicted over at-risk LGBT youth and the violence they brought upon Boystown. It got me thinking about getting older, the stability of settling down, and what it means to make a family of one's own.

Boystown Variety Show Benefits Homeless Youth

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

When a series of violent crimes took place in Chicago's Boystown, or East Lakeview, neighborhood earlier this summer, discussions of public safety qui...