EPISODE SHOWS THE MAKING OF THE FORTY TO NONE PROJECT'S FIRST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual follows the True Colors Fund co-founder through her “struggle of the juggle” of being a rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, New York Times bestselling author, and philanthropist. This season also features the launch of the True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project, the first national organization to solely address the issue of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness.
This week's episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the Forty to None Project’s very first public service announcement, entitled “America’s Next Generation”. The PSA, featuring Cyndi with young New Yorkers, highlights the impact of homelessness on gay and transgender youth.
AMERICA'S NEXT GENERATION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP22aG9rkBI
It is estimated that up to 1.6 million youth are homeless each year. Up to 40% of these young people identify as gay or transgender, while only 3-5% of the general youth population does the same. The primary factor in these young people being homeless is family rejection.