‘Golden Girls’ star leaves $300K to benefit gay youth


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Bea Arthur left $300,000 in her will to a New York organization that aids homeless gay youth, the New York Daily News reports.

Beatrice ArthurThe Ali Fornay Center provides services to more than 1,000 each year, and is planning to buy a building to house 12 young people – and name it in honor of the “Golden Girls” actress.

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude that Bea saw that LGBT youth deserve as much love and support as any other young person, and that she placed so much value in the work we do to protect them, and to help them rebuild their lives,” said Executive Director Carl Siciliano.

The center offers emergency shelter and transitional housing in seven residential sites in New York, and two drop-in centers offering food, clothing, medical and mental health treatment, HIV testing, treatment and prevention services, and vocational and educational assistance.

Full story: NY Daily News.

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