Tag Archives: Ali Forney Center

Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below…. …

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Madonna Spent Thanksgiving With Ali Forney’s Kids

Posted this afternoon to Madonna’s Instagram account: “Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives. Each year the Ali Forney Center provides care for over 1,200 youth who are rejected by their family due to their LGBT identity. …

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below…. …

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TOMORROW: Ali Forney Center Celebrates Benefactor And Gay Icon Bea Arthur At Their New York City Gala

The Ali Forney Center, NYC’s beloved and overburdened homeless shelter for LGBT youth, holds their annual gala tomorrow night at Capitale in lower Manhattan with Sandra Bernhard hosting. This year’s honorees include NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Rosie Mendez, and actor Matthew Saks, who will deliver a tribute to one of AFC’s most famous benefactors, his mother, gay …

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Harlem Hate Church To Burn “Fag Flag” To Celebrate Temporary Postponement Of Bankruptcy Auction

Via press release from the Ali Forney Center: The Ali Forney Center (AFC), the nation’s largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth, announces that it is organizing a demonstration to protest ATLAH Church’s plan to burn the rainbow flag. Yesterday, Rev. James Manning posted a sign indicating his intent to burn the rainbow flag as a “victory …

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NEW YORK CITY: Court Hears Harlem Hate Church’s Bankruptcy Case, Proceedings Likely To Drag On

Just in from Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano: The ATLAH hearing happened this morning. ATLAH’s attorneys argued they should have the opportunity to make their case that ATLAH should be exempt from their water bills. The Dept of Environmental Protection, and the lien holder argued ATLAH should not have that opportunity in light of past judgements and rulings. Now …

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TRAILER: A Road To Home

From the Ali Forney Center: Youth homelessness is one of the most severe disparities faced by the LGBT community. While comprising only about 5% of the overall youth population, LGBT youth make up 40% of the nation’s homeless youth population. The response to this crisis has been meager. While there are an estimated 500,000 homeless youths in the country, 200,000 …

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The Daily Show Reports On Ali Forney Center’s Campaign To Buy Harlem Hate Church [VIDEO]

Last night the Daily Show ran a segment in which reporter Jessica Williams interviewed Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano and Harlem hate Pastor James Manning about the coming foreclosure auction of his church. Manning repeated his “Starbucks semen latte” claims to a dumbfounded Williams and also repeated his vow that gay men will “have babies out of their asshole” …

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Court Grants Harlem Hate Church Temporary Delay To Foreclosure Auction (And Why This Is A Good Thing)

Last night Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning posted a jubilant YouTube clip in which he stands outside a Manhattan courthouse with two attorneys who brandish a temporary restraining order on the foreclosure auction that was scheduled for next week. Such delays are apparently routine in cases like these and the court has scheduled an April 21st hearing on whether …

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Harlem Hate Pastor: I’m Gonna Make Bill De Blasio And Andrew Cuomo Cry And Weep Like A Baby [VIDEO]

Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning has unleashed an N-word-filled rant against Bill De Blasio and Andrew Cuomo (plus pretty much all white people), whom Manning claims are secretly conspiring to illegally take his church at public auction later this month. Manning vows to make De Blasio and Cuomo “cry and weep like a baby” over their “chardonnay and Caesar …

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BREAKING: Ali Forney Center Reaches $200,000 Goal In Donation Campaign To Buy Harlem’s Hate Church!

WOO HOO! You did it! Moments ago the Ali Forney Center’s Love Thermometer blew past the $200,000 goal in their campaign to purchase Harlem’s hate church, which is scheduled to go to public auction on February 24th. Huge thanks to the JMG community for their generosity and to social media kingpin Scott Wooledge for amplifying the campaign across the Twitterverse. …

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Hate Pastor: Cuomo & De Blasio Are Conspiring With Dildo-Swinging, Butt-Licking Sodomites [VIDEO]

According to Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning, the real reason his church is being foreclosed is because Andrew Cuomo, Bill De Blasio, and former mayors David Dinkins and Michael Bloomberg have secretly conspired to take him down in revenge for Manning’s “very successful” call to boycott Harlem businesses over gentrification. In the clip posted last night, Manning declared that …

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Dan Savage Joins Ali Forney Center Campaign [AUDIO]

The Ali Forney Center’s campaign to buy Harlem’s hate church got a huge boost this morning when Dan Savage spent the the first five minutes of his widely followed podcast on the story. With Dan’s permission I have excerpted the opening to today’s Lovecast below. You’ll really enjoy this. Lovecast has over 325,000 subscribers. Hit the first link and donate!

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Ali Forney Center: Meet Harlem’s Hate Pastor [VIDEO]

Activist Scott Wooledge has created the below clip for the Ali Forney Center, whose campaign to buy Harlem’s hate church continues to gather steam and garner notice in the mainstream press. The clip opens with one of Pastor James David Manning’s foul epithet-filled rants that might be familiar to JMG readers, but it’s included here so that those unaware of …

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Hate Pastor: Foreclosure On My Church Is Illegal Because We’re Exempt From Paying Bills [VIDEO]

Harlem hate Pastor James David Manning today posted a 13-minute rant in which he declares that the coming public auction of his church is illegal because he’s already won court cases exempting ATLAH from paying water and sewage bills. Those rulings will probably comes as surprises to the court that ordered the auction as well to all the other churches …

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UPDATE: Ali Forney Center’s Donation Campaign To Buy Harlem Hate Church Tops $75K In First 48 Hours

AMAZING! On Thursday we learned that Harlem’s infamous “Jesus Would Stone Homos” hate church will be placed to public auction on February 24th due to over $1M in unpaid debts. Late Friday afternoon the Ali Forney Center, which serves homeless LGBT youths, announced a campaign to buy the building and the donation drive has already rocketed above $75,000. AFC founder …

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