ITLMedia Press Release – New York, April 12, 2012 – In The Life Media’s web-short video exposing the epidemic of homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people is an official honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards.
The Webbys are the leading international award presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The Academy honors “A Day in Our Shoes” for excellence in the Public Service and Activism category.
“A Day in Our Shoes,” features a day in the life of Tiffany “Life” Coco, one of the estimated 1,500 LGBT homeless youth in New York City. Government funding provides fewer than 200 shelter beds for all homeless children in the city and has slashed its budget for homeless youth services by 50%, despite the already inadequate funding for shelter space.
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