Here’s What Went Down at the 6th Annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays

On Saturday night, the True Colors Fund, our parent organization, hosted the sixth annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays show to benefit our work to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. The night featured … Read More

What’s in a Name? For Transgender Folks, a Lot More Than You Might Think.

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Which is the better rap name: “Aubrey Graham” or “Drake?” Which name sounds like it belongs to a stylish actress and model: “Amanda Lee Rogers” or “Portia de Rossi?” For some artists, their birth name matches their brand. Beyoncé was … Read More

Introducing a Brand New Way to Show You Give A Damn

If you’re anything like us, you know that just talking about change can feel frustrating. So, because talk is cheap, we’re giving you a brand new way to take action for the things you give a damn about. It’s the brand … Read More

If I Was a Rich Girl – Aspirations of an Independent Woman

My legs long like spiders emerge from a black rolls royce revealing satin canary yellow Manolo Blahniks that crunch against the pavement. My cobalt blue ostrich feather jacket dancing in the wind. Sixteen steps from the car to the doorman … Read More

The Life of a Professional Homeless Person – Told Through Beyonce Gifs

Large pouty lips doused in Bauhaus Pink and oversized impenetrable dark aviators act as a barrier of unapproachability. My dark world lit in red lights reminiscent of Beyonce’s “6 Inch” music video. I’ve subconsciously trained and conditioned myself to think … Read More

Why Mutants Matter: Celebrating 50 Years of X-Men

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Storm was my first X-Men action figure. I remember walking down the toy aisle at a local store with my mom only to find a sea of Storm action figures. Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Magneto — all of the popular … Read More