Sat, May 12 2018

Pink Party (Fundraiser),

Brooklyn, New York, United States Brooklyn, New York, United States

  • About the event

    The event is a fundraiser/awareness event that will be benefiting the Ali Forney Center. A center for homeless LGBTQ minorities. (In the beginning stages of planning)

    Why should you sponsor?

    Studies have found that LGBTQ youth comprise up to 40% of the homeless youth population in New York City. In December 2007 the Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services (ESC) reported on the findings of the first New York City Council census of homeless youth in NYC. This data showed that 28% of the street youth identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual, 11% were unsure of their sexual orientation or were not comfortable answering the question and 5% identified as transgender with another 18% unsure or choosing not to answer the question about gender identity.

    The study also verified what we see at the Ali Forney Center (AFC) everyday; LGBTQ street youth experience greater levels of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking violence, trauma, HIV infection, mental health issues and substance abuse than their Non-LGBTQ and cisgender counterparts in the homeless youth population. LGBT Youth comprise a disproportionate number of the homeless population and are 8 times more likely to experience homelessness.​ My goal is to bring awareness to the LGBTQ youth and save lives.

    RaShun Barksdale

    I am a 26 year old black gay male originally from SC. I have a degree from Duke University and I work for a prominent firm here in NYC. I believe in this mission so much that I am also willing to put up a significant amount of my own money to fund this event. I believe there is a mission in life to make the lives of he generation after me better.

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  • 51-100 attendees expected

    51% Male Attendees

    49% Female Attendees

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