Tag Archives: homelessness

Video: Homeless family occupies forclosed home in Brooklyn

Tweet Transcript after the jump On Tuesday, with the support of neighbors, housing activists, and OWS protesters, a homeless family–Alfredo Carrasquillo, Tasha Glasgowa and their three children–took up residence in a foreclosed house in East New York. The move was part of a national day of action to mark the beginning of Occupy Our Homes, [...]
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Bad-Ass Woman of the Day: Cyndi Lauper

Tweet If you didn’t think you could love Cyndi Lauper more, think again. Not only is this woman a pop culture icon and incredible musician, but she’s a staunch LGBT advocate — so much that she’s opening a homeless shelter for LGBT youth in New York, called “True Colors.” She says in her press release: [...]
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The Feministing Five: Carl Siciliano

TweetCarl Siciliano is the founder and Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center, New York City’s only shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth. There are an estimated 3,000 homeless youth in New York City alone, and 40% of them identify as LGBTQ. Yet there are only 200 beds in the entire US designated for LGBTQ youth, [...]
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Take Action: NY set to throw homeless youth out of shelters and back onto the streets

TweetThere are an estimated 3,000 homeless youth in New York City alone. In the current version of his budget, Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing to cut all state funding for homeless youth shelters. That’s every last penny that goes to providing shelter for some of the most vulnerable people in the state. Last weekend I [...]
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