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Save the Ali Forney Center

You guys, here’s an organization that desperately needs help post-Sandy, and that hasn’t gotten all the attention it deserves: the Ali Forney Center in Manhattan—which provides services to the city’s homeless LGBT teenagers—was entirely wiped out by the storm. The Center provides food, showers, clothing, HIV testing and medical care for these kids, as well as mental health and substance abuse services. Gay teens, as we know, are an unspeakably vulnerable population; those who’ve been thrown out of their own homes by intolerant parents about a thousand times more so. It kills me to think about them losing the one safe haven they know. Right now they’ve found temporary refuge at the New York LGBT Center, and due to cramped quarters aren’t in a position to accept much in the way of goods or volunteer services. What they do need, desperately, is cash. Here’s where to donate. (Thanks to fellow Sassy alumna and all-around badass lady Marjorie Ingall for bringing this to my attention).

Also: is New York magazine’s cover this week a knockout or what? I can’t get over it.

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Posted on November 5th, 2012 5 Comments

5 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    Thanks for letting me know about this. Wanted to help in some way, and I can think of no better way.

  2. Jessica M says:

    It’s hard to believe that stunning photo is real (although I know all too well that it is!). Truth really is stranger than fiction sometimes.

    Thanks for suggesting such a worthwhile organization-in-need.

  3. CB says:

    Thanks so much for this information. (Also, on a *totally* unrelated — and probably not-quite-approproiate note, I just saw a woman in that APC poncho. And while I was an advocate, this particular woman did not look too great in it.)