Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual follows the True Colors Fund co-founder through her “struggle of the juggle” of being a rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, New York Times bestselling author, and philanthropist. This season also features the launch of the True Colors Fund’s Forty to None Project, the first national organization to solely address the issue of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness.
This week’s episode offers a behind-the-scenes look as Cyndi launches the Forty to None Project during last summer’s New York City Pride March, where she served as a Grand Marshall.
Leading last summer’s New York City Pride March down Fifth Avenue and through Greenwich Village was the perfect opportunity for Cyndi to announce this important new effort to help bring an end to LGBT youth homelessness.
It is estimated that up to 1.6 million youth are homeless each year. Up to 40 percent of these young people identify as gay or transgender, while only 3-5 percent of the general youth population does the same. The primary factor in these young people being homeless and for this large disparity is family rejection.
To learn more about how you can get involved and make a personal commitment to advocating on behalf of LGBT homeless youth, please visit the Forty to None Project here.