Topics :: Homelessness

Ga. Teen Disowned for Being Gay Helps Launch LGBT Youth Shelter

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 9, 2014
A Georgia teen who was thrown out by his family in a harrowing five-minute video documented on YouTube ended up with $100,000 in crowdsourced donations, which he has used to help open a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

Ruth Ellis Center Holds "Voices" to Benefit LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Sep 5, 2014
On Sept. 12, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center will raise funds to keep LGBT kids safe at their annual fundraising event "Voices."

Broadway Sleeps Under the Stars to Raise Funds for Covenant House

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
On Sunday, August 17, The Covenant House will hold the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, where Members of the Broadway community will sleep on the streets to raise much-needed funds for homeless youth.

Windy City Hosts Homeless Youth Summit

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Apr 28, 2014
On May 2-5 in Chicago, the Windy City Times is hosting "Owning Our Lives: Dream It. Speak It. Do It!!", a summit on LGBTQ youth.

Survey: Quarter of San Francisco’s Homeless Identify as Gay

Sunday Jun 23, 2013
More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

LGBT Shelter Gets Grant

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Dec 8, 2012
Backers of a proposed LGBT-friendly homeless shelter in San Francisco announced this week that they’re getting some help in making the long-delayed space a reality.

"A Better Holiday" to Benefit LGBT Homeless Youth and Ali Forney Center

Wednesday Dec 5, 2012
The It Gets Better Project, created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach, has announced its 2012 A Better Holiday concert.

Ali Forney Center Fundraiser for LGBT Youth After Hurricane Sandy’s Devastation

Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working on behalf of runaway and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, had its drop-in center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Ali Forney Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary Helping LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization for homeless LGBT youth, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a benefit that raised more than $375,000 and honored local advocates.

A New Home for Y-HEP to Fight HIV, Teen Homelessness

By Aaron Stella | Tuesday Sep 18, 2012
On a mission to reduce the high rates of HIV amongst LGBT and homeless teens, Philly’s Youth Health Empowerment Project just moved to a new home on Locust Street.