Jon Stewart helpfully points out that under proposed New York City and State laws, “This soda (more than 16 ounces) is twice as illegal as this much weed (a single ounce).”
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The Ali Forney Center will host a rally tonight in Union Square at 6 p.m. to raise awareness about the thousands of homeless LGBT youth in New York. The Center is the largest center for homeless LGBT youth in the country.
According to Wil Fisher, Director of Communications and Special Events at the Ali Forney Center, LGBT youth in New York are up to eight times more likely than straight youth to experience homelessness. There are an estimated 4000 homeless youth (roughly 40-50% of whom identify as LGBT) on the streets every night, butGovernor Cuomo’s budget cuts last April slashed funding for homeless youth shelters by 50%.
The Center has since “been scrambling to fill holes in funding as cuts are threatened,” but Fisher said they have “been fortunate thanks to a number of corporations and private donors and no programs have been shut down. We currently have 57 beds and are adding another 20 soon…The thing is that we are looking to expand. We have a wait list of over 100 per night,” he added.
If you’re in the area, get out there! These kids are our brothers and sisters, and they need us now.