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Advocate for homeless LGBT youth calls on Pope to end religion’s anti-gay messaging

Sunday, April 13, 2014
NEW YORK -- Homeless LGBT youth advocate Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center, America's largest shelter for homeless LGBT youth, is calling on Pope Francis to to lead the world's religious communities in bringing an end to the "grave moral failure" by the Church to embrace LGBT youth and families. [ Read more → ]

$1 million government grant to help homeless LGBT youth in N.Y.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
NEW YORK — A $1 million government grant will help homeless gay youths in New York state who've had run-ins with the law get their lives on track. [ Read more → ]

Time Warner Cable donates learning lab to shelter for homeless LGBT youth

Monday, December 24, 2012
NEW YORK -- Time Warner Cable has selected the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working with LGBT runaway and homeless youth, to be the recipient of a Time Warner Cable Learning Lab. [ Read more → ]

LGBT homeless youth drop-in center in NYC destroyed in ‘Frankenstorm’

Monday, November 5, 2012
NEW YORK -- A major homeless drop-in center for LGBT youth in New York City has been badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. [ Read more → ]

NYC designates $3.3 million for Bea Arthur Residence‎ for Homeless LGBT youth

Monday, July 9, 2012
NEW YORK -- The Ali Forney Center — a homeless shelter for LGBT youth in New York City — will receive $3.3 million from the city to renovate an East Village property, according to a statement released Monday. [ Read more → ]

NY activists donate $100k to kick-off campaign to aid homeless LGBT youth

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization working on behalf of homeless LGBT youth, on Monday announced that longtime New York activists Frank Selvaggi and Bill Shea had donated $100,000 to the center to kick off its “Homeless for the Holidays” campaign, aimed at raising $1 million to increase the number of beds for homeless LGBT youth in New York City. [ Read more → ]

Gay rights movement has not been kind to the plight of homeless LGBT youth

Monday, November 21, 2011
The gay rights movement has not been good about dealing with the issue of homeless gay youth, and depending on the study, somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of homeless youths identify as LGBT, reported National Public Radio, this past weekend. [ Read more → ]

Tracy Morgan meets with homeless, teen victims of anti-LGBT violence

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan on Friday visited homeless LGBT teens in New York in an effort to apologize and make amends for a recent anti-gay tirade in which he suggested he would "pull out a knife and stab" his own son if told him he was gay. [ Read more → ]
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