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Forty to None Summit on Youth Homelessness Comes to Houston


By Megan Smith

On September 24 and 25, hundreds of activists from across the nation will flock to the Grand Hall at Rice University’s Memorial Center (6100 Main St.) for the True Colors Fund’s second annual Forty to None Summit addressing LGBT youth homelessness.

The summit will include interactive sessions, youth performances, action-planning breakouts, and networking opportunities. Itinerary highlights include sessions such as “Werq: Career Opportunities for Transgender Youth,” “Serve: Perspectives on Policing,” and “The Future of Prevention: Raising Allies.” Throughout the summit, attendees will also hear from leading advocates, service providers, dedicated funders, government officials, and LGBTQ youth.

“The Forty to None Summit will push the envelope,” a True Colors Fund announcement said. “We’re reaching across professional, cultural, and geographic lines to create innovative new approaches to end and prevent LGBT youth homelessness. Together, we’ll engage with faith partners, look at creative programmatic highlights from rural communities, and explore what being a ‘good neighbor’ has to do with ending LGBT youth homelessness.”

Registration for the summit is $245 per person, and includes admission to the event’s opening-night reception. Student pricing is also available. The True Colors Fund has set aside a block of hotel rooms at the Houston Marriott Medical Center (6580 Fannin St.) for summit attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can register and book hotel accommodations at


Megan Smith

Megan Smith is the Assistant Editor for OutSmart Magazine.
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