HUD says shelters must respect gender identity

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released guidance which calls for transgender people to be placed in housing facilities that match their gender identity.

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All Access: Taking in homeless LGBT youth for a living

GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. This week, Rick Westbrook, co-founder and executive director of Lost-n-Found Youth, sat down with GLAAD to talk about taking in homeless LGBT youth for a living.

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NBC News article raises public awareness of LGBT youth homelessness crisis

An article published yesterday by NBC News titled "Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets" details the experiences of homeless LGBT youth in New York City.

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LGBT heroes and activists join rally for homeless LGBT youth

The June 2nd LGBT Rally for Homeless Youth will be the launch of the National Campaign for Youth Shelter, a movement to prioritize the protection of homeless youth across the United States.

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Music video supports Ali Forney Center and generates awareness about homeless LGBT youth

Homeless LGBT survivors created a music video "Where You're Sleeping Tonight" to support the Ali Forney Center and raise awareness about homelessness and violence.

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November 5, 2012

How you can help the Ali Forney Center, the LGBT homeless youth center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

GLAAD is asking our supporters to make a gift to the Ali Forney Center this week. You can donate $10 to the Ali Forney Center by texting GLAAD to 80888 and following instructions. All of the money raised through November 8 will be donated to the Ali Forney Center.

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December 6, 2011

New Analysis Reveals Disproportionate Discrimination and Violence Against Latino/a Transgender People

Yesterday, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) released Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Latino/a Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, revealing that transgender Latino/a people face poverty, unemployment, homelessness, discrimination and violence at significantly higher rates than both the overall transgender population and the general population.

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