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

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Hit Record Low

Today is World AIDS Day, a day to commemorate those whose lives were taken due to AIDS and to support those living with HIV today. It’s a time to look back and remember, but also to look forward to the … Read More

Hundreds March in India to Demand LGBT Rights

(Photo credit: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images) Yesterday, marchers and activists gathered in New Delhi to raise awareness about and call for an end to discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in India. Sexual activity between individuals of the same sex … 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

2 Simple Reasons We Need a Transgender Awareness Week

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1. It’s a time for celebration. Transgender Awareness Week is a dedicated time in which transgender folks and their allies recognize and applaud the achievements made by transgender folks worldwide. Of course, we believe in celebrating transgender successes year-round. Transgender … Read More

Meet Kate Brown: The First Openly LGBT Governor Ever Elected

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On Tuesday, the state of Oregon elected Kate Brown as governor. Brown is openly bisexual. Back in 2015, Brown was serving as Oregon’s Secretary of State when former Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned his post amid scandal. Since Oregon doesn’t have … 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

Are These the 8 Best LGBT Shows on Television?

PinkNews has published its list of “8 of the Best LGBT Shows on Television Today.” Let me begin by saying that I realize it’s what PinkNews considers “8 of the best,” not “the 8 best” LGBT shows on TV. But, … Read More

Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez Comes Out as Queer and Bisexual

  Sara Ramirez, of Grey’s Anatomy and Spamalot fame, came out as bisexual and queer at the True Colors Fund’s 40 to None Summit on Sunday. Here is an excerpt from her speech: So many of our youth experiencing homelessness are youth whose … 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

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