In The Life Media Presents: A Day in Our Shoes An Exclusive Online Video About Homeless LGBT Youth
New York, November 17, 2011 – There are an estimated 3,800 homeless youth in New York City. About 1,500 of them identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Government funding provides fewer than 200 shelter beds for all homeless children in the city. In The Life Media’s A Day in Our Shoes features a day in the life of a homeless teenager in New York City.
This year, the State of New York slashed its budget for homeless youth services by 50%, despite the already inadequate funding for shelter space and services.
“I don’t know how anybody could say the State budget didn’t cut critical services when they’re cutting shelter beds for children sleeping on the street. What the hell is a safety net if it’s not a shelter bed for a child who’s sleeping on the street at night?” says Lewis A. Fidler, New York Council Member, 46th District.
Watch the videos
Watch IN THE LIFE’s Finding Home: Featuring Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence & Kicked Out Youth.
November is Homeless Awareness Month and IN THE LIFE examines the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth experiencing homelessness.
The episode features Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence, the first permanent affordable housing to be offered to LGBT at risk youth in New York City.
“I believe that a strong society is an inclusive society and if we want to win big in this world, we better include everybody.” Cyndi Lauper.