Raise Awareness of LGBT Youth Homelessness on #40toNoneDay

Friends taking a selfie.

We know that young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are overrepresented among homeless youth. On April 27, True Colors Fund will host its annual #40toNoneDay to raise awareness of that disparity and share simple ways to make a difference.

Here are some ideas for getting involved:

  • Post an “unselfie” on social media. True Colors Fund wants to flood the Internet with its customizable “unselfie” signs pledging support to end LGBT youth homelessness. Download the template today and make sure to post it on April 27 with the hashtag #40toNoneDay.
  • Connect with others in a people-based scavenger hunt. Identify five members of your local community (police officers, librarians, etc.)  who can positively impact the lives of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness. Then, go talk to them about how you can work together. Make sure to document your conversations using the “unselfie” signs included in True Color Fund’s scavenger hunt kit (PDF, 1.5 MB).
  • Host a film night and discussion. Choose from a list of 11 films selected by True Colors Fund for their focus on LGBT characters and issues. Then, download the tailored discussion kit so participants can talk about the movie and its relevance to LGBT youth homelessness.

More on LGBT Youth Homelessness

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How To Keep LGBTQ Youth From Becoming Homeless: The Evidence

Videos Give Tips for Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Publications discussed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, the Family and Youth Services Bureau, or the Administration for Children and Families.

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