Monica Roberts, legendary blogger and advocate who has worked tirelessly for the transgender community over the last two decades, is facing homelessness.
Last year in San Francisco—a city with gravely disparate living circumstances—there were 7,350 youth and adults experiencing homelessness, 30 percent of whom identified as LGBT, according to the 2013 San Francisco Homeless Count and Survey.
As equality for transgender Americans has come into focus with mainstream media exposure, more and more stories of blatant institutional discrimination against trans people have surfaced. However, the actions of the directors and staff running Florence House, a homeless shelter for women in Maine, exemplify behavior that is both affirming of transgender individuals' identities and conscious of their needs.
The New York City based BASiC Theatre Project will donate a portion of the proceeds of Wednesday’s season launch party event to the Ali Forney Center.
Over 30 clergy across New York City will be preaching about homeless LGBT youth in their houses of worship this weekend, January 20-22. The preaching exercise is a part of the Weekend of Prayer and Learning to educate people of faith about youth homelessness, particularly among LGBT youth.
Homeless for the Holidays is a campaign through the Ali Forney Center giving young people a platform to share their experience being LGBT and homeless.
This weekend NPR ran a wonderful piece about a segment of the LGBT community for whom the holidays are particularly challenging — LGBT homeless youth.