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True Colors Fund: Forty to None Summit

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September 24–25

The summit will include interactive sessions, youth performances, action-planning breakouts, and networking opportunities. Photo: True Colors Fund
The summit will include interactive sessions, youth performances, action-planning breakouts, and networking opportunities. Photo: True Colors Fund

In 2008, Cyndi Lauper helped co-found True Colors Fund, an organization dedicated to helping end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Approximately 1.6 million American youths are homeless and 40 percent of them identify as LGBT, mostly because their families have abandoned them, and they are at greater risk of being abused, victimized and face mental and physical health issues that often go untreated. True Colors Fund addresses public policy, supports advocacy, research, and education. This month the organization is hosting its second annual Forty to None Summit here in Houston at Rice University, bringing together people from across the country for a discussion on LGBT youth homelessness that will include interactive sessions, youth performances, action planning breakouts, and networking opportunities. INFO: truecolorsfund.org/summit—Marene Gustin

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Marene Gustin

Marene Gustin has written about Texas culture, food, fashion, the arts, and Lone Star politics and crime for television, magazines, the web and newspapers nationwide, and worked in Houston politics for six years. Her freelance work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Texas Monthly, Dance International, Dance Magazine, the Advocate, Prime Living, InTown magazine, OutSmart magazine and web sites CultureMap Houston and Austin, Eater Houston and Gayot.com, among others.
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