Tie The Knot is excited to partner with The True Colors Fund again as part of it's #GiveOUT campaign: 5 weeks of giving to support LGBTQ rights. All profits raised via the sale of our bow ties between November 20 and November 26 will be donated to The True Colors Fund.
Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves. Through a broad continuum of community organizing, public engagement, public policy, research, and youth collaboration programs, the True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth by creating systemic change.
Cyndi Lauper teamed up with Tie The Knot in early 2016 to design a limited-edition bow tie exclusively with the organization to support her True Colors Fund. (Click here to purchase her design).
- Over the past year, The True Colors Fund has significantly expanded their efforts to aid communities across the country in the creation of plans to end youth homelessness developing programs in Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Grand Rapids, MI; Lincoln, NE; St. Petersburg, FL; and Los Angeles, CA.
- The True Colors Fund continues its commitment to developing the next generation of leaders through its youth development programs like: the 40 of the 40 list; the True Fellowship; and the National Youth Forum on Homelessness, a joint venture with the National Alliance to End Homelessness comprised exclusively of young people who have experienced housing instability.
- The True Colors Fund continues to be one of the two lead organizations pushing for the reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, which funds the Federal Government's only youth specific homeless programs.
- The True Colors Fund has recently expanded and updated the 40 to None Network, an online gathering space for educators, service providers, advocates, and youth committed to ending LGBT youth homelessness.