27 Aug '11, 5am

Cyndi Lauper to Open Homeless Shelter for LGBT Youth | Care2 Causes

Cyndi Lauper to Open Homeless Shelter for LGBT Youth | Care2 Causes

Singer and 80s icon Cyndi Lauper has a long history with the LGBT community, appearing as Grand Marshall in the 2008 San Francisco Pride Parade and founding the Give A Damn campaign for equality. Now, Lauper is getting ready to open a homeless shelter for LGBT youth in New York. “In New York City, a very disproportionate number (up to 40%) of homeless youth identify as LGBT,” the Grammy-winning artist wrote in a press release . “Even more disturbing are reports that these young people often face discrimination and at times physical assault in some of the very places they have to [sic] for help. This is shocking and inexcusable! “Our primary goal is to provide a physically and emotionally safe and supportive environment that will empower our young residents to be the self-loving, happy and successful individuals they were meant to be.” The True Colors Residence, named for L...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/cyndi-lauper-to-open-homeless...

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Elmhurst College Asks Students to Self-Identify as LGBT - Care2.com (blog)

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care2.com 27 Aug '11, 6pm

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care2.com 29 Aug '11, 10pm

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care2.com 28 Aug '11, 4am

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