"As Ali's story makes starkly clear, the ability of homeless LGBT youth to access safe shelter and housing is a matter of life and death. Of the tens of thousands of LGBT youth who suffer homelessness in our county, fewer than 200 have safe shelter on any given night. The Center honors Ali's legacy by ensuring that more of these youth receive the shelter and services they so desperately need - and we will continue to fight back against those who would force them back onto the streets in the name of fiscal conservatism."
-- Carl Siciliano, founder and executive director of the Ali Forney Project, New York City's largest shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) homeless youth. April 12th marks what would have been the 36th birthday of its namesake, Ali Forney.