True Colors Foundation fighting for homeless LGBT youth

Dear All, 

I'm sharing an e-mail that I have just received from Cindy Lauper's True Colors Foundation staff, signed by herself. I'd like you to consider helping that precious institution. 

Please watch the video I share below her letter. 

Thank you, 

Sergio Viula 
This blog's administrator


Dear Sergio,

Can you believe that there are people actively working to leave youth out in the cold? Don’t they realize it's just going to push us to work even harder to protect our kids?!

We need your support now to push back on groups that are looking to discriminate against homeless youth. Please make a donation today.

The Family Research Council is one of those groups. Their target: a clause in the the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act that would specifically protect the 40% of homeless youth who identify as identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. This is what they had to say about the clause:
“It contains a definition of gender identity (‘actual or perceived gender-related characteristics’) and sexual orientation that would require special protections for some individuals at the expense of the safety and privacy of all youth served by providers.” 
I don’t understand how ensuring welcoming, affirming, and appropriate services for all youth jeopardizes anyone’s safety or privacy. Programs and services receiving federal funding must be inclusive of 100% our youth, not just 60%. This isn’t about protecting some youth, but ALL youth.

We’re doing everything we can at the True Colors Fund to make this happen - but we can’t do it without you. Your support is so very important, and that’s why I’m calling on you to make an urgent gift right now.

Cyndi Lauper
Co-Founder and Board Member

P.S. The time to act is now, because homeless youth don’t have the time for us to wait until tomorrow.