Tag Archives: Carl Siciliano

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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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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At The Inaugural Village Voice Pride Awards

Last night longtime JMG photographer Dr. Jeff Smith and I headed to downtown Manhattan’s swanky Capitale to work the red carpet at the inaugural Village Voice Pride Awards, where emcee Alan Cumming feted the cast of Sense8, Edie Windsor, pop duo Tegan & Sara, Bob The Drag Queen, Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano, transgender youth activist Gavin Grimm, designer …

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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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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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MSNBC Posts Report On Harlem Hate Church’s Coming Bankruptcy Hearing & Ali Forney Center [VIDEO]

MSNBC today published the below video report on Harlem’s bankrupt hate church, which will back on court on April 21st when a new auction date might be set. Interviewed for the piece was Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano, who tells us that he’ll be at the hearing with his attorneys. Ali Forney Center has raised $330,000 towards a down …

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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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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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Harlem Hate Pastor: Fags Will Have Babies Through Their Anus Before I Let Them Have My Church [VIDEO]

“This is the lord’s house! This ain’t no damn bathhouse! It ain’t no fag house! And before you can ever own this property – hook or crook – men who are fags with testicles will be carrying babies in their testicles and giving birth to them through their anus. That’s how impossible it is for you to get this house. …

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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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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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BREAKING: Ali Forney Center Wants The Harlem Hate Church And A Fundraiser Has Been Launched

Yesterday we learned that Harlem’s infamous “Jesus Would Stone Homos” hate church has been ordered to public auction due to over $1M in unpaid bills. Many of you here on JMG immediately suggested that the community rally to buy the property for the Ali Forney Center. You may be able to help that dream come true. AFC founder Carl Siciliano …

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Head 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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October 23rd: Ali Forney Center’s Annual Gala

New York City’s Ali Forney Center will hold its annual fundraising gala for homeless LGBT youth on Friday, October 23rd in downtown Manhattan at Capitale. Tickets are still available! Comedian and Orange Is The New Black star Lea DeLaria will be the evening’s host and there’s an always terrific after-party following the main event. The following night, Saturday the 24th, …

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Ali Forney Center To Pope: We’re Not Sinners [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Over 200,000 LGBT youths are homeless in America. The biggest reason LGBT youths cannot remain in their homes is due to the religious beliefs of their parents. Watch brave clients of the Ali Forney Center describe the abuse and rejection they suffered. Every child deserves to be loved.”

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Ali Forney Center Breaks Ground On Residence Named For Bea Arthur

Via press release: On Monday, July 20, 2015, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Bea Arthur Residence, an 18-bed residence for homeless LGBT youth operated by the Ali Forney Center. In 2012 the New York City Council and the Manhattan Borough President awarded $3,300,000 for the renovation of a long vacant building owned by the New York City …

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Guest Post: Carl Siciliano

“We won’t have a faggot in our house.” Those are the words M heard after his mother died of cancer. He was 16. His mom had loved and accepted him. But not his aunt and uncle. They took in his little brother, but left M to fend for himself in the streets. M lived in a town in Florida that …

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