Did you know that 40% of the homeless youth population are members of the LGBTQ community? The Ali Forney Center in New York City specializes in helping homeless LGBTQ youth. Actress Bea Arthur commented before she died that “These kids at the Ali Forney Center are literally dumped by their families because of the fact that they are lesbian, gay or transgender…this organization really is saving lives.”
In her will, Arthur left the center $300,000 and in February 2017 a new 18 bed shelter will open. Arthur was a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community and continues to be after her death. Bea – thank you for being a friend!
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