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If you think you need help, there are always people here to support you.

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Help LGBT Homeless Youth Center Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

Among the lives and property tragically lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy was the Ali Forney Center’s drop-in center for LGBT youth in Manhattan. The center was a place where many homeless LGBT youth in New York City were able to go for food, showers, clothing, medical care, HIV testing and treatment and substance abuse services.

Learn more about the Ali Forney Story by watching this video.

To help this organization continue making a difference in the lives of homeless LGBT youth, you can text GLAAD to 80888 through November 8 and give $10 to the Ali Forney Center.

You can also make a larger contribution through the Ali Forney Center’s website.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you who to be. When I came out to my family at 14 in rural Minnesota, I was taken to jail under instruction of my parents….I knew that the only way I would survive was to run away. I lived on the streets of Minneapolis for four years from 14 to 18. I never could see how I would make my way out. I am now 36, married to a wonderful man with a home, two dogs, and hopefully a baby on the way. Please believe me, there are angels all around us, and people really do care. It may not seem like it, and there are people watching out for you around every corner. It does get better!!
—Clint S. (Savannah, GA)