Topics :: Homelessness

Survey: Quarter of San Francisco’s Homeless Identify as Gay

Sunday Jun 23, 2013
More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

LGBT Shelter Gets Grant

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Dec 8, 2012
Backers of a proposed LGBT-friendly homeless shelter in San Francisco announced this week that they’re getting some help in making the long-delayed space a reality.

"A Better Holiday" to Benefit LGBT Homeless Youth and Ali Forney Center

Wednesday Dec 5, 2012
The It Gets Better Project, created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach, has announced its 2012 A Better Holiday concert.

Ali Forney Center Fundraiser for LGBT Youth After Hurricane Sandy’s Devastation

Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working on behalf of runaway and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, had its drop-in center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Ali Forney Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary Helping LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization for homeless LGBT youth, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a benefit that raised more than $375,000 and honored local advocates.

A New Home for Y-HEP to Fight HIV, Teen Homelessness

By Aaron Stella | Tuesday Sep 18, 2012
On a mission to reduce the high rates of HIV amongst LGBT and homeless teens, Philly’s Youth Health Empowerment Project just moved to a new home on Locust Street.

Wanda Sykes to Headline Benefit for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Sunday Sep 2, 2012
The Ruth Ellis Center will host its second annual benefit Voices with special celebrity guest Wanda Sykes to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

Permit Troubles Delay Shelter Expansion

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Wednesday Aug 8, 2012
Plans for a space welcoming to LGBT homeless people are facing more delays after officials discovered that the existing shelter set to house the project doesn’t have the permit to operate as a shelter.

Marriage Equality is Not the Only LGBT Issue

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 26, 2012
In the euphoria over recent marriage-equality wins, have we forgotten equally important issues?

Homeless Youth Trading Sex for Money, Shelter Persists

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Monday Jun 25, 2012
Homeless young people exchanging sex for money, drugs, or a place to stay are not new in San Francisco, and according to several youth, it’s still happening.