Grammy award-winning artist, Cyndi Lauper has launched Forty to None, a nationwide project aimed at raising awareness about homelessness among LGBT youth. In the US, it’s estimated that 500,000 to 1.6 million LGBT teens are homeless or runaways. The project said up to four in ten of those are gay, bisexual or transgender. As its name suggests, it aims to reduce the percentage of homeless youths who are LGBT from forty to zero.
“For far too long gay and transgender youth who are experiencing homelessness have not received the attention, resources and support that they desperately require.” Lauper said. “The Forty to None Project will help fill that void and address the challenges experienced by this long-ignored, but important part of our society. All of us must join together to stand with America’s next generation so that they can stand on their own.”
Watch Cyndi Lauper discuss the Forty to None Project on CNN: