Tag Archives: Ali Forney Center

KICKSTARTER: Documentary On LGBT Youth Homelessness For Ali Forney Center

From the Kickstarter page: Road to Home will follow a half dozen young LGBT people who turned to the streets after being rejected by their families. Having been in production for the last year, we have met a number of people who have allowed us into their lives and have agreed to be filmed. Through the use of observational footage, …

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JMG T-Shirt Models: Dan Savage & Hubby

Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller were among a handful of folks who were sent advance JMG t-shirts by Pride Magazine. I’m told the first round of orders has been shipped so we’ll be posting your JMG shirt selfies all week. NOTE: Terry has altered his shirt – they all do come with sleeves.

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JMG T-Shirt Model: Carl Siciliano

Since $5 from the sale of every JMG t-shirt goes to the Ali Forney Center, it’s only appropriate that our first model is AFC founder Carl Siciliano, seen here with his pet pig Sophie, who has her own Facebook page.  Get your own shirt here – you don’t get a pet pig, but you do get a copy of the …

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JMG T-Shirt Give Away

Courtesy of the folks at Pride Magazine, we have three JMG t-shirts to give away tonight. Enter to win by commenting on this post. Only enter once and please remember to leave an email address in the text of your comment. Entries close at noon tomorrow, east coast time. (Don’t worry, only the winners will be contacted.) UPDATE: Entries are …

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Tonight In New York City

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Harlem’s Hate Church Has New Message

Pastor David Manning, who earlier brought you “Jesus Would Stone Homos,” last night posted the above message on his Harlem billboard, which is just steps away from the Apollo Theater tribute to Maya Angelou. Much more chillingly, also just down the street is the brand new Harlem drop-in shelter for the Ali Forney Center, which had its grand opening last …

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NEW YORK CITY: Rally For Homeless LGBT Youth Shelters On Monday June 2nd

Via press release: National Campaign for Youth Shelter calls for 22,000 beds for homeless youth: The Ali Forney Center and the National Coalition for the Homeless have released the list of speakers for the LGBT Rally for Homeless Youth, to be held in Washington Square Park at 6pm on Monday June 2nd. The National Campaign for Youth Shelter New York …

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LGBT Group Faith In America Issues Plea To Pope Francis In Full-Page NY Times Ad:
Stop Condemning Homosexual Acts

The LGBT group Faith In America today published a full-page open letter to Pope Francis in the New York Times. The letter was written by Ali Forney Center head Carl Siciliano and financial assistance was provided by furniture maker Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Your Holiness, I write to you as a Roman Catholic, a former Benedictine monk and as …

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Harlem Parents Turn Hate Billboard Into Fundraiser For Ali Forney Center

Wonderful news via the New York Daily News: A group of Harlem parents are taking a notorious homophobic pastor’s hate and turning it into something positive. Stacy Parker Le Melle and other Harlem parents were so angered by hate-filled signs outside of the ATLAH World Missionary Church on Lenox Ave. that they launched a fund-raiser Tuesday to support a local …

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NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Budget Adds Funding For Homeless LGBT Youth

Yesterday New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio unveiled his first budget in a $73.5B expenditure plan that includes new funding to aid the city’s large population of homeless LGBT youth. “This is a progressive administration. Our budget will be a progressive budget,” de Blasio said. The budget includes restoring $8.3 million in 2014 for homeless services that was slashed …

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Carl Siciliano On Phil Robertson

Via Memeographs.

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TRAILER: Road To Home

From the producers: In the avalanche of homeless young people spreading across America, nearly half are LGBT, despite the fact that gay kids make up only 5-7% of the general population. In an era of increasing openness regarding LGBT issues, where marriage equality is making strides and anti-gay bullying is publicly shamed, kids are coming out to their parents younger …

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Guest Post: Carl Siciliano

We deal with a twofold tragedy every day at the Ali Forney Center. The first part is that hundreds of thousands of parents drive their children from their homes because they cannot accept having an LGBT child. The second part is that fewer than one tenth of homeless kids in this country can access a youth shelter bed. Hundreds of …

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Al Jazeera On Ali Forney Center

As part of its coverage of the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, yesterday Al Jazeera published a story about the destruction the Ali Forney Center’s Manhattan headquarters, which staffers found devastated by chest-high seawater. But Al Jazeera says that the public’s reaction to Ali Forney’s plight was one of the few “feel-good stories” of the storm. And that good feeling was …

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At The Ali Forney Center Gala

At Friday night’s Ali Forney Center fundraiser, Carl Siciliano thoughtfully seated me and Dr. Jeff at the “Icons & Legends” table, knowing that I would be beyond delighted to spend much of the evening chatting with Stonewall Uprising participants Martin Boyce and Danny Garvin, who were homeless teenagers at the time. Carl forwards us a portion of the note Garvin …

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October 25th In NYC: Ali Forney Center’s Annual Place At The Table Benefit

Via press release: This October 25th, the Ali Forney Center (AFC) – the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) runaway and homeless youth – will hold its annual A Place at the Table benefit dinner at Capitale. This year’s event will celebrate the eleventh anniversary of AFC’s work to protect and empower …

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NYC Council Offers Free Self-Defense Training For LGBT Community

Via press release: Following the brutal killing of a transgender woman in Harlem last week, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the City Council LGBT Caucus, Council Member Robert Jackson and Council Member Inez Dickens today announced they will sponsor a free, community-wide self-defense class in Manhattan. “New Yorkers must trust that they can walk down the street without fear of being …

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Tomorrow In NYC: Queer Music Summer Benefit Tour At Webster Hall

Tomorrow the Accidental Bear queer music summer tour hits NYC’s Webster Hall. Beneficiaries include the Ali Forney Center. On the bill: Big Dipper, Logan Lynn, Darling Gunsel, Rica Shay. Get tickets here. Facebook event page.

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Ali Forney Center’s Shred Of Hope Celebrity T-Shirt Auction Raised $28,000

Just in via press release: Shred of Hope, the fundraising campaign for the Ali Forney Center (AFC) presented by Nasty Pig, raised more than $28,000, 100% of which will go directly to the AFC’s programs, the organizations announced today.  Shred of Hope primarily raised funds through an online auction of celebrity-designed one-of-a-kind Nasty Pig Shredders™.  All 29 shirts put up …

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NEW YORK CITY: Parker Posey To Host 4th Annual Ali Forney Fundraiser

Via press release: Join us for our 4th Annual Barclays Oasis Summer Benefit hosted by Parker Posey and a special performance by Detox from RuPaul’s Drag Race! This year we are moving the party to the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers! The evening includes a very generous open bar for the entire evening hosted by Chopin Vodka & Barefoot Wine. Browse …

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