Tag Archives: Ali Forney Center

Last Day Of Ali Forney Shred Auction

Today is the last day of the Ali Forney Center’s Shred Of Hope online celebrity t-shirt auction, where you can bid on the original creations of Dan Savage, Adam Lambert, Michael Stipe, Bob Mould, Alan Cumming, Andy Cohen, Fred Schneider, and many more.  All proceeds go to help the homeless LGBT youth of New York City.  At this writing the …

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Bidding Now Open For Ali Forney Center’s Shred Of Hope Celebrity T-Shirt Auction

Bidding is now open for the Shred Of Hope celebrity t-shirt auction to benefit the Ali Forney Center. Posing with their creations above are Scissor Sisters guitarist Babydaddy, Tony winner Jeff Whitty, REM lead singer Michael Stipe, former Ali Forney client Isis (who has appeared on America’s Next Top Model), Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, and Marvel Comics illustrator Phil …

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Swag Tuesday

Today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to this week’s launch party for Shred Of Hope, the celebrity t-shirt fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center. This Thursday June 20th, Nasty Pig presents a kickoff party for Shred of Hope, an auction of one-of-a-kind celebrity-designed Shredder t-shirts benefitting the Ali Forney Center (AFC). AFC is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive …

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Ali Forney Center Announces Shred Of Hope Celebrity Online T-Shirt Auction

A galaxy of stars have come together to support the Ali Forney Center’s Shred Of Hope, an online auction in which you can bid on original t-shirts created by gay celebrities and straight allies. Each of the participants worked with designers at the Manhattan-based fetish wear company Nasty Pig to create one-of-a-kind “shredders,” which are sort of not-tank-tops. Among the …

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Headline Of The Day

Carl Siciliano applauds Ksen Pallegedara: Last weekend I found myself in a gym in Portland, Oregon with tears streaming down my face. I was at Lewis & Clark Law School, at the graduation ceremony of Ksen Pallegedara, one of the first young people ever to stay at the Ali Forney Center. As I saw Ksen walk by in his cap …

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NYC Rugby Bachelor Auction: May 9th

The Gotham Knights Rugby Club will hold its annual bachelor auction next week as a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center. Gotham Knights RFC are proud to hold our Bachelor Auction X at the one and only Splash 50 W 17th Street, New York NY on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 featuring 15 of New York City’s sexiest rugby players and …

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PROMO: Broadway Beauty Pageant 2013

Via press release from the Ali Forney Center: Four-time Tony Award nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh will return to host the seventh annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant. Celebrity judges have also been announced. Andrea Martin (Pippin), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), and Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar) have been tapped to judge the event which will take place …

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NEW YORK CITY: Time Warner Donates Technology Lab To Ali Forney Center

Just in via press release: Time Warner Cable today announced it has selected 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, to be the recipient of a Time Warner Cable Learning Lab. This grant provides a state-of-the-art technology center for the young people served …

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NEW YORK: Duke Student Raises $10K In Stiletto Run For Ali Forney Center

His run was this weekend. Here’s his promo clip.

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NYC Media Donate To Ali Forney

On Monday night my loyal companion Dr. Jeff accompanied me to Hudson Terrace in Hell’s Kitchen for a media holiday get-together to benefit Ali Forney Center.  The room was largely populated by gay staffers from CBS, Viacom, NBC Universal, the New York Times and McGraw-Hill, most of whom brought gift cards for Ali Forney’s youths. Gap cards (in the denim …

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It Gets Better + Ali Forney Center

Playbill reports: A Better Holiday Concert, a benefit for the It Gets Better Project, which was “created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach,” will be presented Dec. 16 from 7-10 PM at XL Nightclub. The evening will raise funds for the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization working on …

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Ali Forney Center Launches Video Series: Homeless For The Holidays 2012

The Ali Forney Center this week launched a new video series titled Homeless For The Holidays. In their first clip, a young man recounts being thrown out his house at the age of 14 and how he ended up contemplating suicide by walking into the ocean at Coney Island. Hit the link for information about their holiday donor drive.

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Guest Post – Carl Siciliano

Dear Friends, When disaster strikes you really find out who your friends are. Sandy did not spare the Ali Forney Center. While fortunately our eight housing sites were unharmed, and all our kids and staff came through safely, our drop-in center was utterly devastated. Four feet of water flooded the entire space. The floors, walls, outlets, were destroyed; all the …

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Today In Hell’s Kitchen

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Sunday In NYC: Ali Forney Center Fundraiser In Hell’s Kitchen

Tomorrow in Hell’s Kitchen: The Ali Forney Center (AFC) – 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 the Hudson River storm surge following Hurricane Sandy. The center served as the entry point for a number of AFC services, …

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Friday In New York City: Blowoff To Raise Money For Ali Forney Center

The favorite traveling party of dancing bears nationwide, Blowoff lumbers its sweaty, furry, beer-soaked self back to New York City this Friday at the Highline Ballroom. And this time, DJs Bob Mould and Rich Morel have a special message: For the last seven years, the Ali Forney Center has helped LGBT youth who have been displaced for many reasons. Unfortunately, …

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The Los Angeles Times Reports On The Response For The Ali Forney Center

As Hurricane Sandy unfolded, numerous unfounded rumors and some outright deliberate lies swirled across Twitter, ultimately costing one GOP operative his job. But in their cataloging of the abuses on Twitter, today the Los Angeles Times finds one shining light. And that light, my tender kittens, is YOU. But as the floodwaters receded along with the furor over @ComfortablySmug, another …

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Ali Forney Now Has A Paypal Account

After yesterday’s post about the destruction of Ali Forney’s drop-in center, some of you wrote asking for a PayPal donation address rather than use your credit cards.  That PayPal account now exists.  AFC executive director Carl Siciliano and his staff send the JMG community their heartfelt thanks for all of your concern and assistance.  (As do I!)  For traditional credit …

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NEW YORK CITY: Ali Forney Drop-In Center Destroyed By Hurricane Sandy

A terrible message from Carl Siciliano: Dear Friends,  Yesterday we were finally able to inspect our drop-in center in Chelsea, half a block from the Hudson River. Our worst fears were realized; everything was destroyed and the space is uninhabitable. The water level went four feet high, destroying our phones, computers, refrigerator, food and supplies. This is a terrible tragedy …

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NEW YORK CITY: Ali Forney Center To Hold Annual Gala On October 26th

Via press release: This October 26, the Ali Forney Center (AFC) – the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) runaway and homeless youth – will hold its annual A Place at the Table benefit dinner at Capitale. This year’s event, hosted by MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, will celebrate the tenth anniversary …

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