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Department of Housing Publishes Final Gender Identity Rule for Homeless Shelters

By John Riley | Sep 24
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule intended to ensure that all individuals will be guaranteed access to shelter programs according to their gender identity.

Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users of Free Web Kiosks

PERSONAL TECH | By Karen Matthews | Aug 25
An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

Reciprocity Foundation Promotes Holistic Youth Wellness

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 2
Reciprocity Foundation has a mission: to help LGBT youth become successful adults. Since 2005, they’ve helped more than 1,000 with workshops, mentors and holistic healing.

NYC Mayor’s Budget Funds Homeless Services, LGBT Youth Programs

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 13
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his preliminary budget plan on Feb. 12, lambasting his predecessor for leaving more than 150 outstanding labor contracts.

LGBT Homeless Youth Get $1 Million NY Grant

LOCAL | Jul 13
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. The money from the state Department of Labor will fund job training and education.

Survey: Quarter of San Francisco’s Homeless Identify as Gay

More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

"A Better Holiday" to Benefit LGBT Homeless Youth and Ali Forney Center

HOME | Dec 5
The It Gets Better Project, created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach, has announced its 2012 A Better Holiday concert.

Ali Forney Center Fundraiser for LGBT Youth After Hurricane Sandy’s Devastation

HOME | Nov 6
The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working on behalf of runaway and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, had its drop-in center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Wanda Sykes to Headline Benefit for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

HOME | Sep 2
The Ruth Ellis Center will host its second annual benefit Voices with special celebrity guest Wanda Sykes to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

Homeless Youth: The Next Battle for LGBT Equality

NATIONAL | By Verena Dobnik | Mar 8
Members of the Obama Administration will host a national conference on housing and homelessness in America’s LGBT communities on Friday in Detroit.

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