Gay Youth | New York | News

NYC Holding Rally for Homeless LGBT Youth Tonight in Union Square

ForneyNYC's largest homeless shelter for LGBT youth, the Ali Forney Center, is holding a rally from 6-8 pm this evening in Union Square:

On October 24th the LGBT community will come together and rally to support our most vulnerable youth and demand that every homeless youth in NYC be provided safe shelter. We will come together to affirm the basic human value of our youth and to assert that they should not be thrown out of their homes, nor should they be left on the streets without shelter. We want our elected officials to hear loud and clear that we are a community that will seek to protect our teens.

The center writes: "Today for the first time in AFC's history our waiting list went over 200 youths. The need for more shelter for homeless queer youth is huge and growing. Help us demand an end to this injustice tonight!!"

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. God speed.

    Posted by: luminum | Oct 24, 2011 10:40:38 AM

  2. Urging the public to think of and speak of homeless LGBT teens as "queer" youth? Just tie the bunch of them to a fence and treat them like Matthew Shepard, why don't you? Paraphrasing Audre Lorde: The Master's tools, especially his poisonous insults, will never dismantle the Master's house!

    If this so-called advocacy organization continues to promote its activities with hate speech, it should be shut down. It doesn't deserve a penny of financial contribution! The good things you do cannot cancel out the bad things, and perpetuating sex and gender stigma is as bad as it gets!

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Oct 24, 2011 12:11:37 PM

  3. @StuffedAnimal

    The term "queer" has been considered a "reappropriated" inclusive and all-encompassing term for non-heterosexual people for decades, particularly in academic and activist circles.

    Either way, this is not a matter of semantics-- it's a matter of children being kicked out of their homes because of their sexual identities and stranded on the streets with nowhere to go.

    Posted by: Jesse | Oct 25, 2011 6:52:53 AM

  4. Good to see lots of comments as usual on important topics.

    Oops, this should have been under a lady gaga or Henry cavill post-my bad!

    Posted by: Rowan | Oct 25, 2011 1:28:57 PM

Post a comment


« «Statue of Liberty Being Equipped with Five Accessible Webcams« «