Tuesday, March 1, 2016


There seems to be some confusion on what organizations actually provide housing for LGBT youth in the city and we also had to do a little more research.  As many know by now, 40 percent of the homeless youth in the New York City are LGBT minorities and housing for those 18-24 has been established in Harlem back in 2011 on 154th Street.  The True Colors Residence was so successful that a Bronx location was built in 2015 but this actually is not entirely a result of the advocacy started by Cyndi Lauper.

A development company called West End Residences worked out all the financial issues and was directly in charge with the construction of both locations.  As far as we can tell, West End Residences is the non-profit to support to have homes physically built or developed for LGBT youth who have been abandoned by their families.  In addition to actual housing, the True Colors Residences also provides job placement and life counseling for the homeless young adults which is more holistic than other centers out there.  More on West End Residences can be found on the official website: LINK


  1. This is fantastic and exciting for those young LGBT youth to have a long lived flourishing life. Everyone counts and it is so prideful that the Harlem location has done such wonder. Congrats on this project to all that are involved and benefitting from the cause. Everyone Counts

  2. It gets better ... especially if you have a nice garden like that to have a kiki! No tea, no shade, no pink lemonade.

    1. Ahhhh, yes hunny. That garden is too fabulous and is a tiny NYC that is the hotspot, aye dios mio.

      Good for them though, its beautiful that Harlem is the face of this wonderful idea.