GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.
Among the lives and property tragically lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy was the Ali Forney Center’s drop-in center for LGBT youth in Manhattan. The center was a place where many homeless LGBT youth in New York City were able to go for food, showers, clothing, medical care, HIV testing and treatment and substance abuse services.
Learn more about the Ali Forney Story by watching this video.
To help this organization continue making a difference in the lives of homeless LGBT youth, you can text GLAAD to 80888 through November 8 and give $10 to the Ali Forney Center.