VIDEO: In the Life Looks at Homeless LGBT Youth in NYC

Nov 1, 2011 · 13654 views

November is Homeless Awareness Month and IN THE LIFE examines the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth experiencing homelessness. The episode features Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence, the first permanent affordable housing to be offered to LGBT at risk youth in New York City.

“I believe that a strong society is an inclusive society and if we want to win big in this world, we better include everybody.” Cyndi Lauper.

There are an estimated 1.6 to 2.8 million homeless youth in the United States, up to 40% identify as LGBT. IN THE LIFE takes a stark look at youth kicked out of their homes from New York to Illinois to California, answering the questions: What services are offered to the youth on the street? How do they cope and survive? The episode highlights The Family Acceptance Project, an organization conducting innovative research on the harmful effects of family rejection.

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