From Pink News: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/06/26/video-cyndi-lauper-launches-organisation-for-homeless-lgbt-youth-in-the-us/
by Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk
26 June 2012
26 June 2012
Cyndi Lauper has launched a new project in the US aimed at empowering and advocating on behalf of homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth, and raising awareness of the problems they face.
The Forty to None Project was launched as a result of the disproportionately high number of LGBT youth in the estimated 500,000 to 1.6 million young people in the US who are homeless or runaways.
The project said up to four in ten of those are gay, bisexual or transgender. As its name suggests, it aims to reduce the percentage of homeless youths who are LGBT from forty to zero.
Lauper said: “For far too long gay and transgender youth who are experiencing homelessness have not received the attention, resources and support that they desperately require.
“As the first national organization that works solely to address the needs of homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, the Forty to None Project will help fill that void and address the challenges experienced by this long-ignored, but important part of our society. All of us must join together to stand with America’s next generation so that they can stand on their own.”