Topics :: Ali Forney Center

One "ANTM" Star’s Journey From the Shelter to the Runway

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
Transgender designer and model Isis King was living in New York City’s Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth when she was first accepted into the popular reality TV show "America’s Next Top Model."

Padma Lakshi Hosts Ali Forney Place at the Table Gala

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
Padma Lakshmi will host the Ali Forney Center "A Place at the Table" fundraiser to help keep LGBT kids safe and off the street.

TAG and Ali Forney Center Address HIV in Homeless LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 29, 2013
The Treatment Action Group has teamed up with the Ali Forney Center to address the rising number of homeless LGBT youth with HIV.

LGBT Homeless Youth Get $1 Million NY Grant

Saturday Jul 13, 2013
A $1 million government grant will help homeless gay youths in New York state who’ve had run-ins with the law get their lives on track. The money from the state Department of Labor will fund job training and education.

After Hurricane, Ali Forney Center Makes Sure ’It Gets Better’

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 12, 2012
After the Ali Forney Center’s Drop-In Center was destroyed by floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy, the community has come together to raise funds to rebuild it, including a Dec. 16 concert at XL nightclub.

"A Better Holiday" to Benefit LGBT Homeless Youth and Ali Forney Center

Wednesday Dec 5, 2012
The It Gets Better Project, created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach, has announced its 2012 A Better Holiday concert.

Storm-Wrecked NY Gay Youth Center Gets Quick Help

By Verena Dobnik | Monday Nov 19, 2012
It took only hours for Superstorm Sandy’s surging waters to destroy an emergency drop-in center for homeless gay youths but social media outpouring helped raise money for a new, bigger Ali Forney Center.

Women’s Event Raises $250K for NYC’s LGBT Center

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Nov 14, 2012
Supporters gathered in Tribeca for the 15th Annual Center Women’s Event, honoring reps from MAC Cosmetics, JPMorgan Chase and the New York Liberty, and raising critical funds for programs and services at the LGBT Center on West 13th Street.

Ali Forney Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary Helping LGBT Youth

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 30, 2012
The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization for homeless LGBT youth, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a benefit that raised more than $375,000 and honored local advocates.

Parker Posey to Host Third Annual Oasis Benefit for Ali Forney Center

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
This year, actress Parker Posey will act as host with a special performance from RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up Chad Michaels. For the second year, Barclays will be the presenting sponsor for the summer benefit.