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The Feministing Five: Carl Siciliano

Carl 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, and 57 of them are at the Ali Forney Center.

Governor Cuomo is proposing to cut all state funding for homeless youth shelters. Please click here to take action against these inhumane budget cuts.

Siciliano is an impassioned advocate for the young people he works with and, as I definitely saw in his answer to my last question, just an incredibly kind, sweet person.

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Carl 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% ...

Take Action: NY set to throw homeless youth out of shelters and back onto the streets

There 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 heard absolutely heartbreaking stories about the realities of life for homeless LGBT youth from Carl Siciliano, the director of the Ali Forney Center, New York City’s only shelter for LGBT youth, and Ksen Pallegedara, a former Ali Forney Center client and current law student. 40% of homeless youth in NYC identify as LGBTQ, and many of them do not feel safe in shelters that are ...

There 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 ...

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