NETHERLAND: Homeless in New York, a young gay woman learns to survive.

New Yorker (December 10, 2012)
By Rachel Aviv

ABSTRACT: According to some surveys, up to forty percent of the nation’s homeless youth are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Many have run away from foster care, where they were abused or felt ostracized; others were rejected by their families.

Aviv describes the experiences of several gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender homeless young people (Samantha, Ryan, Christina and others) as they try to survive in the shelters and on the streets, and struggle to plan for the future, applying for jobs and trying to secure subsidized housing.

Read more >

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors Residence’ a Dream Come True for LGBT Youth (September 10, 2011)
By: Jeff Mays, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

Pop star Cyndi Lauper shed tears all throughout the ceremony dedicating True Colors Residences, New York state’s first permanent supportive housing facility for LGBT youth in Harlem Friday.

And then she stood up and channelled all that emotion into powerful a capella version of the 1986 hit song the $11 million facility is named after.

Read more >

West End Intergenerational Residence Opens True Colors (Tuesday, 20 September 2011)

West End Intergenerational Residence HDFC recently celebrated the opening of True Colors Residence, the first permanent housing development in New York City with a preference for 18-24 yearold lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young adults with a history of homelessness.

“True Colors Residence is the epitome of what we mean when we say ‘fair housing’,” said Mathew M. Wambua, Commissioner of NYC Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD). “This development not only puts a roof over their heads, but also provides a system of support that will help these vulnerable young men and women and others who may need assistance, take steps toward creating a foundation upon which they can build the rest of their lives.”

Read more >

« Older entries

Switch to our mobile site