JOIN THE MOVEMENT: Protect NYC’s Homeless LGBTQ Youth!

Dear Friends: As the movement to protect New York City’s LGBTQI homeless youth continues to gain momentum, there are three more ways you can help protect the futures of thousands of LGBTQI homeless youth: – Sign the international petition to Save New York City LGBTQI Youth Shelters! The petition has gained support from allies from …

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Rally at City Hall to Tell NYC that Homeless Youth Matter!

Homeless Youth Rally at City Hall to Tell NYC that Homeless Youth Matter! City Hall Park Tuesday, March 31st 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM We’ll meet at the north side of City Hall Park at 3:45 PM. Make noise! Bring signs! Tell the City that the futures of homeless youth matter! FIND OUT MORE Visit …

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NYC LGBTQ Youth Shelters Face Threat of Closure Following DYCD Funding Refusal

The following is an action alert that I received from Sylvia’s Place homeless shelter at which I volunteer. Essentially, they just lost *ALL* of their operating funding for next year. So did most of the other LGBT specific programs in NYC. Please take a moment, read the below, and call one of the city council …

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Out (or Not) In the Child Welfare System: Foster Care, Adoptions, & Orphanages

Thought I might as well post this here. This is the write up for a workshop I will hopefully be presenting at Creating Change in Feb. 08. I just got this submitted today. Title: Out (or Not) In the Child Welfare System: Foster Care, Adoptions, & Orphanages Level: all levels Format: 90-minute workshop (basic info …

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New York Times article on homeless shelters for GLBT youth

The NY Times article linked below profiles the Ruth Ellis center in Detriot. It also mentions some of the other GLBT friendly and GLBT focused shelters across the nation. I am getting a bit tired of every article I read on the issue using the same few stories though. If I didn’t read everything published …

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GLBT Host Home Program Brochure

As you may remember me mentioning before, I met with the director of Avenues for Youth back in Febraury. Avenues’ host home cordinator just sent me a brochure with information on their program. I’d recommend it for anyone who is interested in GLBT or homeless issues. Read the Brochure