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End LGBT Youth Homelessness

by True Colors Fund category: Cause

“It's #40toNoneDay! 40% of homeless youth are #LGBT. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring ALL youth have a home. http://thndr.me/LT7xLE

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True Colors Fund
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700 of 500
140% of goal supported
Social Reach
2,732,243
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This campaign ended on April 26, 2017 at 11AM

End LGBT Youth Homelessness

Approximately 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), yet LGBT young people make up less than 7% of the general youth population. While identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason, there are many factors that contribute to LGBT youth homelessness. Our goal is to ultimately reduce the disproportionate percentage from 40% to none.

In order to do that, we need to understand the issue and the ways in which we can all play a role in ending it. That's why we launched #40toNoneDay, a national day to raise public awareness about LGBT youth homelessness, and to provide supporters with simple ways to make a difference. This year we'll also be hosting a series of live conversations online!


  • We're almost to our #40toNoneDay goal!

    April 21, 2017
    Thanks to your support, we've surpassed 300 supporters for the #40toNoneDay Thunderclap! But we're not finished just yet.

    If each of us get just one friend or family member to join the #40toNoneDay Thunderclap, we'll pass our goal of 500.

    Here's a message you can send:

    Hey, got 30 seconds? Join the #40toNoneDay Thunderclap and help raise awareness about LGBT youth homelessness. I did it – and it's super easy! http://truecolorsfund.org/thunderclap

    Nick (and the whole True Colors Fund team)
Organizer

True Colors Fund
@TrueColorsFund

The True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves.

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