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forthesheerjoyofit:

I survived high school, my family, being in the military, serving in Afghanistan, growing up in America not fitting the stereotypes and
sistematically being called out for “acting white/talking white” on a regular basis, and a teen pregnancy/adoption- Yet there is a certain entertainer who is…

There are a lot of gems in this post. 


marchoftigers:

QPoC Housing Resources and Initiatives: an incomplete list
Hello everyone! This is an incomplete list of LGBTQ shelters/initiatives that provide housing as well as assistance to LGBTQ PoC/ QPoC. If there are any shelters/initiatives I have left off please add them to this list, and then please let me know. While this list covers all 50 states in the U.S., please feel free to add the ones from your country, territories, or place of origin. We need as much as we can get. Thank you.

List of states in the U.S. and all Shelters (Please add more):
•Alabama
 http://www.glbtays.org/ 
HUNTSVILLE HOST HOME PROGRAM
•Alaska
COVENANT HOUSE
http://www.identityinc.org/
•American Samoa
•Arizona
EON
TUMBLEWEED - GREEN HOUSE PROJECT 
HOMELESS YOUTH PROJECT (HYP)
•Arkansas
LUCIE’S PLACE

•California
SUNBURST YOUTH HOUSING CENTER 
JEFF GRIFFITH YOUTH CENTER
HOMELESS YOUTH ALLIANCE
LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES
THE ARK OF REFUGEPhone: 415-861-6566Email: info@arkofrefuge.org
The Ark of Refuge runs a 15 person transitional living facility specifically targeting LGBTQ young adults in San Francisco.
 www.laglc.convio.net
 www.thecentersd.org
 www.bienestar.org/eng/page/114/LGBT-Youth.html
 www.thecentersd.org/programs/youth-services/hillcrestyouth-
center.html
•Colorado
TWO-SPIRIT SOCIETY OF DENVER
URBAN PEAK COLORADO SPRINGS
RAINBOW ALLEY
www.glbtcolorado.org
LA GENTE UNIDA
La Gente Unida is an organization serving the needs of
LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos in the Denver and Colorado
Area.
PO Box 11714
Denver, CO 80211
Phone: 303-831-6086
www.twospiritnce.net
•Connecticut
THE CONNECTICUT COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS
•Delaware
MINISTRY OF CARING
SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH ASSISTANCE LEAGUE (SMYAL)
www.sunserve.org
www.zebrayouth.org
•District of Columbia
 http://www.wandaalstonhouse.org/About-Us.html 
www.smyal.org
www.amplifyyourvoice.org
•Florida
ALSO OUT YOUTH (SARASOTA)
LGBT WELCOME CENTER/METRO WELLNESS (ST. PETE)
YBOR YOUTH CLINIC (TAMPA)
•Georgia
 http://lostnfoundyouth.org/ 
CHRIS KIDS RAINBOW PROJECT (ATLANTA)
UNION MISSION
THE RAINBOW PROGRAM
•Guam
•Hawaii
HALE KIPA, INC
•Idaho
THE COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
www.yadiversity.org
•Illinois
EL RESCATE
 http://projectfiercechicago.org/ (read more about them here)
BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER
THE NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD
OPEN DOOR YOUTH CENTER (BLOOMINGTON)
TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS
www.affinity95.org
•Indiana
INDIANA YOUTH GROUP (INDIANAPOLIS)
 http://www.1800runaway.org/ (National Runaway Switchboard)
•Iowa
IOWA HOMELESS YOUTH CENTERS (DES MOINES)
UNITED ACTION FOR YOUTH (GLBTQ&A YOUTH GROUP) (IOWA CITY)
www.ozonehouse.org

•Kansas
Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City
•Kentucky
THE RUTH’S HOUSE
•Louisiana
COVENANT HOUSE
DROP-IN CENTER
•Maine
SHALOM HOUSE INC.
•Maryland
Fellowship of Lights: Runaway and Homeless YouthPhone: (410) 285-7496Email: info@fellowshipoflights.org
Fellowship of Lights provides emergency housing and supportive assistance for foster care involved and homeless and runaway youth, ages 12-17 in two shelter facilities, and operates after school programs for elementary and middle school aged children and youth in Baltimore City.
•Massachusetts
WALTHAM HOUSE
JUSTICE RESOURCE INITIATIVE-HEALTH
YOUTH ON FIRE
•Michigan
RUTH ELLIS CENTER (HIGHLAND PARK)
OZONE HOUSE (ANN ARBOR)
•Minnesota
YOUTHLINK: PROJECT OFFSTREETS DROP IN CENTER (MINNEAPOLIS)
YOUTHLINK: YOUTH HOUSING MINNEAPOLIS)
DISTRICT 202 (MINNEAPOLIS)
AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH
THE BRIDGE FOR YOUTH
CRISIS CONNECTION
FACE TO FACE 
shadesofyellow.org/
•Mississippi
HATTIESBURG SAFE PLACE
VICKSBURG SAFE PLACE
WEST POINT SAFE PLACE
•Missouri
RAINBOW HOUSE
OZARKS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
SYNERGY SERVICES: EMERGENCY SHELTER
•Montana
WESTERN MONTANA COMMUNITY CENTER
Montana Gender Alliance
•Nebraska
RAINBOW OUTREACH METRO OMAHA GLBT CENTER, GLBT CENTER YOUTH PROGRAM 
•Nevada
STREET TEENS
NEVADA PARTNERSHIP FOR HOMELESS YOUTH
•New Hampshire
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS
TRANSGENDER NEW HAMPSHIRE (TG-NH)
Manchester Outright
Concord Outright
•New Jersey
ANCHOR HOUSE
CROSSROADS PROGRAMS, INC
www.pridecenter.org
www.aaogc.org/programs
•New Mexico
YOUTH SHELTERS AND FAMILY SERVICES
•New York
THE ALI FORNEY CENTER (AFC) HEADQUARTERS
GREEN CHIMNEYS CHILDREN’S SERVICES, INC
HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE
THE DOOR (MANHATTAN)
MCCNY HOMELESS YOUTH SERVICES
STREETWORK PROJECT 
HEALTH AND EDUCATION ALTERNATIVES FOR TEENS (BROOKLYN)
PRIDE FOR YOUTH
THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT
www.alp.org
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People
of Color community organizing center, focusing on the
New York City area.
Brooklyn
85 S. Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-596-0342
Manhattan
147 W. 24th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011-1911
Phone: 212-463-0342
Email: alpinfo@alp.org
www.bronxpride.org
www.homelessyouthservices.org
SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT
www.srlp.org
Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides free legal services to
transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming lowincome
people and people of color. It represents and
advises clients in a variety of contexts.
147 West 24th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-337-8550
Toll Free: 866-930-3283 Fax: 212-337-1872
Email: info@srlp.org
•North Carolina
WRENN HOUSE
www.angelfire.com/nc/nclambda/
www.havenhousenc.org
•North Dakota
Youthworks (Bismarck-Mandan Area)
Phone: 701-255-6909 (24-hour Crisis Line)
1 877 837 1801 (toll-free)
Email: youthworks@midconetwork.com
Youthworks is a resource for homeless youth in North Dakota. The Bismarck location has a peer mediation program, a cultural achievement program, and a Turnabout program for those at risk.  They also provide services to runaway and homeless youth including individual, family counseling and mediation; group counseling; attendant care; juvenile diversion; transitional housing; support groups; emergency food, clothing and shelter; advocacy; crisis intervention and emancipation preparation
YOUTHWORKS(Fargo-Moorhead Area)Phone: 701 232 8558 (for 24-hour Crisis Line, press 2 during message)
1 877 897 1213 (toll-free)
Email: youthworks@ideaone.net
Youthworks is a resource for homeless youth in North Dakota, with drop in-hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  They also provide services to runaway and homeless youth including individual, family counseling and mediation; group counseling; attendant care; juvenile diversion; transitional housing; support groups; emergency food, clothing and shelter; advocacy; crisis intervention and emancipation preparation.

•Northern Marianas Islands 
•Ohio
HUCK HOUSE
KALEIDOSCOPE YOUTH CENTER
•Oklahoma
YOUTH SERVICES FOR OKLAHOMA COUNTY, INC.
POSITIVE TOMORROWS
•Oregon
OUTSIDE IN
•Pennsylvania
THE HARVARD SQUARE HOMELESS SHELTER
ATTIC YOUTH CENTER 
FOYER
THE VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE
THE LEHIGH VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE
THE VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE SHELTER – BUCKS COUNTY
BURROWES STREET YOUTH HAVEN
www.lcfsinpa.org
•Puerto Rico
•Rhode Island
CROSSROADS
RHODE ISLAND COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
•South Carolina
SEAHAVEN
TIME OUT YOUTH
•South Dakota
HELPLINE CENTER
CENTER FOR EQUALITY
•Tennessee
SAFE HAVEN
JUST US
OASIS CENTER
•Texas
LIFEWORKS
PROMISE HOUSE
•Utah
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA UTAH’S HOMELESS YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER
HOMELESS YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER
DIXIE CARE AND SHARE
•Vermont
SPECTRUM Youth & Family Services
RU12 COMMUNITY CENTER
•Virginia 
GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF RICHMOND 
 VIRGINIA COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS
•Virgin Islands 
•Washington
LA-BA-TE-YAH YOUTH HOME COMMUNITY
YOUTH CARE
LAMBERT HOUSE (SEATTLE)
•West Virginia
DAYMARK
RAINBOW COMMUNITY CENTER
•Wisconsin
YOUTH SOS WISCONSIN
PROJECT Q (MILWAUKEE)
•Wyoming
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING RAINBOW RESOURCE CENTER
WYOMING COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
WIND RIVER COUNTRY INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH
Wind River Country Initiative for Youth is an alliance of
LGBTQ and allied people of Native American and
Caucasian ancestry who work to address multiple
oppressions at the local level.
Email: info@uglw.org

Insert Name of Country and Shelters Below:

Tumblrs dedicated to LGBTQ Housing.:
http://queerhousing.tumblr.com/ 
Source Citations Page and Additional Readings, Master posts, etc. 
Note: These resources are lengthy and span all corners of LGBTQ homelessness. If you feel that these resources aren’t comprehensive enough, or if you would like to add your own, please let me know.
http://pinkessence.com/page/transgender-friendly-homeless-shelters
http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/HomelessYouth.pdf
http://www.aliforneycenter.org/?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1001
http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/fs_resources-for-lgbtq-youth-by-state_1.pdf

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marchoftigers:

QPoC Housing Resources and Initiatives: an incomplete list

Hello everyone! This is an incomplete list of LGBTQ shelters/initiatives that provide housing as well as assistance to LGBTQ PoC/ QPoC. If there are any shelters/initiatives I have left off please add them to this list, and then please let me know. While this list covers all 50 states in the U.S., please feel free to add the ones from your country, territories, or place of origin. We need as much as we can get. Thank you.

List of states in the U.S. and all Shelters (Please add more):

Alabama

http://www.glbtays.org/

HUNTSVILLE HOST HOME PROGRAM

Alaska

COVENANT HOUSE

http://www.identityinc.org/

American Samoa

Arizona

EON

TUMBLEWEED - GREEN HOUSE PROJECT 

HOMELESS YOUTH PROJECT (HYP)

Arkansas

LUCIE’S PLACE



California

SUNBURST YOUTH HOUSING CENTER

JEFF GRIFFITH YOUTH CENTER

HOMELESS YOUTH ALLIANCE

LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES

THE ARK OF REFUGE
Phone: 415-861-6566
Email: info@arkofrefuge.org

The Ark of Refuge runs a 15 person transitional living facility specifically targeting LGBTQ young adults in San Francisco.

www.laglc.convio.net

www.thecentersd.org

www.bienestar.org/eng/page/114/LGBT-Youth.html

www.thecentersd.org/programs/youth-services/hillcrestyouth-

center.html

Colorado

TWO-SPIRIT SOCIETY OF DENVER

URBAN PEAK COLORADO SPRINGS

RAINBOW ALLEY

www.glbtcolorado.org

LA GENTE UNIDA

La Gente Unida is an organization serving the needs of

LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos in the Denver and Colorado

Area.

PO Box 11714

Denver, CO 80211

Phone: 303-831-6086

www.twospiritnce.net

Connecticut

THE CONNECTICUT COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS

Delaware

MINISTRY OF CARING

SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH ASSISTANCE LEAGUE (SMYAL)

www.sunserve.org

www.zebrayouth.org

District of Columbia

http://www.wandaalstonhouse.org/About-Us.html

www.smyal.org

www.amplifyyourvoice.org

Florida

ALSO OUT YOUTH (SARASOTA)

LGBT WELCOME CENTER/METRO WELLNESS (ST. PETE)

YBOR YOUTH CLINIC (TAMPA)

Georgia

http://lostnfoundyouth.org/

CHRIS KIDS RAINBOW PROJECT (ATLANTA)

UNION MISSION

THE RAINBOW PROGRAM

Guam

Hawaii

HALE KIPA, INC

Idaho

THE COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.

www.yadiversity.org

Illinois

EL RESCATE

http://projectfiercechicago.org/ (read more about them here)

BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER

THE NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD

OPEN DOOR YOUTH CENTER (BLOOMINGTON)

TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS

www.affinity95.org

Indiana

INDIANA YOUTH GROUP (INDIANAPOLIS)

http://www.1800runaway.org/ (National Runaway Switchboard)

Iowa

IOWA HOMELESS YOUTH CENTERS (DES MOINES)

UNITED ACTION FOR YOUTH (GLBTQ&A YOUTH GROUP) (IOWA CITY)

www.ozonehouse.org



Kansas

Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City

Kentucky

THE RUTH’S HOUSE

Louisiana

COVENANT HOUSE

DROP-IN CENTER

Maine

SHALOM HOUSE INC.

Maryland

Fellowship of Lights: Runaway and Homeless Youth
Phone: (410) 285-7496
Email: info@fellowshipoflights.org

Fellowship of Lights provides emergency housing and supportive assistance for foster care involved and homeless and runaway youth, ages 12-17 in two shelter facilities, and operates after school programs for elementary and middle school aged children and youth in Baltimore City.

Massachusetts

WALTHAM HOUSE

JUSTICE RESOURCE INITIATIVE-HEALTH

YOUTH ON FIRE

Michigan

RUTH ELLIS CENTER (HIGHLAND PARK)

OZONE HOUSE (ANN ARBOR)

Minnesota

YOUTHLINK: PROJECT OFFSTREETS DROP IN CENTER (MINNEAPOLIS)

YOUTHLINK: YOUTH HOUSING MINNEAPOLIS)

DISTRICT 202 (MINNEAPOLIS)

AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

THE BRIDGE FOR YOUTH

CRISIS CONNECTION

FACE TO FACE 

shadesofyellow.org/

Mississippi

HATTIESBURG SAFE PLACE

VICKSBURG SAFE PLACE

WEST POINT SAFE PLACE

Missouri

RAINBOW HOUSE

OZARKS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

SYNERGY SERVICES: EMERGENCY SHELTER

Montana

WESTERN MONTANA COMMUNITY CENTER

Montana Gender Alliance

Nebraska

RAINBOW OUTREACH METRO OMAHA GLBT CENTER, GLBT CENTER YOUTH PROGRAM 

Nevada

STREET TEENS

NEVADA PARTNERSHIP FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

New Hampshire

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS

TRANSGENDER NEW HAMPSHIRE (TG-NH)

Manchester Outright

Concord Outright

New Jersey

ANCHOR HOUSE

CROSSROADS PROGRAMS, INC

www.pridecenter.org

www.aaogc.org/programs

New Mexico

YOUTH SHELTERS AND FAMILY SERVICES

New York

THE ALI FORNEY CENTER (AFC) HEADQUARTERS

GREEN CHIMNEYS CHILDREN’S SERVICES, INC

HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE

THE DOOR (MANHATTAN)

MCCNY HOMELESS YOUTH SERVICES

STREETWORK PROJECT 

HEALTH AND EDUCATION ALTERNATIVES FOR TEENS (BROOKLYN)

PRIDE FOR YOUTH

THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT

www.alp.org

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People

of Color community organizing center, focusing on the

New York City area.

Brooklyn

85 S. Oxford Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone: 718-596-0342

Manhattan

147 W. 24th Street, 3rd floor

New York, NY 10011-1911

Phone: 212-463-0342

Email: alpinfo@alp.org

www.bronxpride.org

www.homelessyouthservices.org

SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT

www.srlp.org

Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides free legal services to

transgender, intersex and gender nonconforming lowincome

people and people of color. It represents and

advises clients in a variety of contexts.

147 West 24th Street, 5th floor

New York, NY 10011

Phone: 212-337-8550

Toll Free: 866-930-3283 Fax: 212-337-1872

Email: info@srlp.org

North Carolina

WRENN HOUSE

www.angelfire.com/nc/nclambda/

www.havenhousenc.org

North Dakota

Youthworks (Bismarck-Mandan Area)

Phone: 701-255-6909 (24-hour Crisis Line)

1 877 837 1801 (toll-free)

Email: youthworks@midconetwork.com

Youthworks is a resource for homeless youth in North Dakota. The Bismarck location has a peer mediation program, a cultural achievement program, and a Turnabout program for those at risk.  They also provide services to runaway and homeless youth including individual, family counseling and mediation; group counseling; attendant care; juvenile diversion; transitional housing; support groups; emergency food, clothing and shelter; advocacy; crisis intervention and emancipation preparation

YOUTHWORKS(Fargo-Moorhead Area)
Phone: 701 232 8558 (for 24-hour Crisis Line, press 2 during message)

1 877 897 1213 (toll-free)

Email: youthworks@ideaone.net

Youthworks is a resource for homeless youth in North Dakota, with drop in-hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  They also provide services to runaway and homeless youth including individual, family counseling and mediation; group counseling; attendant care; juvenile diversion; transitional housing; support groups; emergency food, clothing and shelter; advocacy; crisis intervention and emancipation preparation.



Northern Marianas Islands

Ohio

HUCK HOUSE

KALEIDOSCOPE YOUTH CENTER

Oklahoma

YOUTH SERVICES FOR OKLAHOMA COUNTY, INC.

POSITIVE TOMORROWS

Oregon

OUTSIDE IN

Pennsylvania

THE HARVARD SQUARE HOMELESS SHELTER

ATTIC YOUTH CENTER 

FOYER

THE VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE

THE LEHIGH VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE

THE VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE SHELTER – BUCKS COUNTY

BURROWES STREET YOUTH HAVEN

www.lcfsinpa.org

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

CROSSROADS

RHODE ISLAND COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

South Carolina

SEAHAVEN

TIME OUT YOUTH

South Dakota

HELPLINE CENTER

CENTER FOR EQUALITY

Tennessee

SAFE HAVEN

JUST US

OASIS CENTER

Texas

LIFEWORKS

PROMISE HOUSE

Utah

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA UTAH’S HOMELESS YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER

HOMELESS YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER

DIXIE CARE AND SHARE

Vermont

SPECTRUM Youth & Family Services

RU12 COMMUNITY CENTER

Virginia

GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF RICHMOND 

VIRGINIA COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS

Virgin Islands

Washington

LA-BA-TE-YAH YOUTH HOME COMMUNITY

YOUTH CARE

LAMBERT HOUSE (SEATTLE)

West Virginia

DAYMARK

RAINBOW COMMUNITY CENTER

Wisconsin

YOUTH SOS WISCONSIN

PROJECT Q (MILWAUKEE)

Wyoming

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING RAINBOW RESOURCE CENTER

WYOMING COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

WIND RIVER COUNTRY INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH

Wind River Country Initiative for Youth is an alliance of

LGBTQ and allied people of Native American and

Caucasian ancestry who work to address multiple

oppressions at the local level.

Email: info@uglw.org



Insert Name of Country and Shelters Below:



Tumblrs dedicated to LGBTQ Housing.:

http://queerhousing.tumblr.com/

Source Citations Page and Additional Readings, Master posts, etc.

Note: These resources are lengthy and span all corners of LGBTQ homelessness. If you feel that these resources aren’t comprehensive enough, or if you would like to add your own, please let me know.

http://pinkessence.com/page/transgender-friendly-homeless-shelters

http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/HomelessYouth.pdf

http://www.aliforneycenter.org/?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1001

http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/fs_resources-for-lgbtq-youth-by-state_1.pdf


spottampa:

@lrgskate Free Day has just begun! Free LRG shirt for the first 100 skaters, free BBQ at noon and giveaways throughout the day! Come see @cstahrs at the LRG tent for the hook up. LRG products instore and online are 20% off today only, so don’t miss out. See you here! - @mdcollins (at Skatepark of Tampa)
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spottampa:

@lrgskate Free Day has just begun! Free LRG shirt for the first 100 skaters, free BBQ at noon and giveaways throughout the day! Come see @cstahrs at the LRG tent for the hook up. LRG products instore and online are 20% off today only, so don’t miss out. See you here! - @mdcollins (at Skatepark of Tampa)


EVERYTIME Brittany Spears

I was watching a video essay about counterpoint music. This song, paired with a scene in Spring Breakers was used as an example. And now I can’t stop listening to it.