CYNDI LAUPER LAUNCHED NATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO HELP GAY & TRANSGENDER HOMELESS YOUTH IN NEW YORK CITY PRIDE PARADE
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 as Cyndi launches the Forty to None Project during last summer's New York City Pride March, where she served as a Grand Marshall.
Leading last summer's New York City Pride March down Fifth Avenue and through Greenwich Village was the perfect opportunity for Cyndi to announce this important new effort to help bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness.
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 and for this large disparity is family rejection.
To learn more about how you can get involved and make a personal commitment to advocating on behalf of gay and transgender homeless youth, please visit the Forty to None Project at www.fortytonone.org.
Watch back-to-back episodes of Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual this Saturday night at 9pm EST | 8pm CST on WE TV.
The True Colors Fund was co-founded by Cyndi Lauper to inspire and engage everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all and, through its Forty to None Project, to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness. To learn more please visit www.truecolorsfund.org.