Friday, February 26, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Help

Cyndi Lauper has long been a fan and friend to the LGBT community, and this week, in New York City, she's done it again; this time for homeless LGBT youth.

True Colors Residence, located in Central Harlem, will be New York City's first permanent housing facility with support services exclusively for 18-24 year old LGBT youth with a history of homelessness. The idea, conceived by West End Executive Director Colleen Jackson, singer Cyndy Lauper, and Ms. Lauper's manager Lisa Barbaris, entails the construction of a new, energy-efficient multifamily building, indoor and outdoor community space for residents, and a computer room and resource library. The building is named in honor of Cyndi's Lauper's support for the project and her hit song, "True Colors."

Cyndi Lauper: "Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth living on the streets and in foster care need our support more than ever. In New York City, the True Colors Residence is going to play a big role in providing these young people with the leg up and encouragement they need. I am thrilled that construction has already begun and I am honored to be a part of this important project."

More info HERE


robertga99 said...

I heart her!

Michael Rivers said...

How wonderful!!

Joy said...

This is great! I'll be there watching her on Celebrity Apprentice where I'm sure she will be hilarious and who knows what else! She and Sharon Osbourne - interesting. Sorry - I do watch that show.

Mark in DE said...

There are existing services for homeless under the age of 17, so this will truly serve a need. Just because a kid turns 18 doesn't mean he/she is ready or able to support him/herself. Kudos to Cyndi!!!