Homelessness & The LGBT Community

$687 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 47 months
2 years ago I formed a non profit called Hummingbird HIV & Aids with a vision of a future of mattering. There are so many organization that spends millions on awareness. I have a unique spin on awareness by providing scholarships for infected individuals and kids and young adults. The statics are staggering and most recently infected indivuals have no formal education; an education allows you to have a different conversation hence making different choices. 

After getting involved in so many things to get this off and running I realized that my vision has expanded and the name Hummingbird limits what I'm up to. I've now changed the name to "I Am Me 7" and the 7 represents completion.  I am doing a documentary shedding light on homelessness as 85% of homeless children are LGBT youths. I've toured the Ali Forney Center and my heart was heavy after.  Its time for us to foster collaboration with other organizations to achieve a greater goal around helping our children.   

I will be entering my documentary in the Tribeca Film Festival hoping to create a buzz on this message. What's not being said is that religious organizations are turning away our children because of their sexual orientation.  We are all created in his image and God is love and he who does not love does not know God.

The monies raised will allow me to complete my website and used as administrative cost for the film.

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I'm laying here thinking about what's next in my pursuit to have my vision for the world turn out and I think about homelessness and why these kids are homeless; some run away and others are discarded like waste. How can a parent in a split moment of their child say the words I'm gay break a bond that they've established since the doctor says your pregnant. We love and nuture that child but that goes out the door in a split second. How do they sleep at nights knowing their kid has no warm bed or food to eat. I can't understand it and maybe I'm not meant to understand it just to make the world aware that this is happening. Homelessness is an epidemic it's not gay or straight, it's not black or white, it's a disease.
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Thanks to everyone who has made a donation, helping me have my vision turn out. I also want the thank the ones who haven't but have given kind words of encouragement. Before we complain about what we don't have and how our lives are not what we want it to be, remember there is someone less fortunate wishing they had our lives even with complaints and upset. We have a bed, a lot don't.
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This is a reality some don't want to face and so we discard our love ones because of choices they make for their own lives. Hillary's words are powerful and speaks to a lot.
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This just in, the Vatican has struck down the vote for inclusion of gays and divorce in the church. Wow why are we acting surprise and defeated. The Catholic Churches and other religious organizations does not even house homeless LGBT kids. They speak humanitarianism just as long as it's not "gay". There needs to be a replacement of our energies; lets foster good relationship amongst ourselves and help get these children and young adults off the street, into homes and decent paying jobs. Some might have more than others but we are still fortunate to have homes, jobs, and friends that loves us.
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$687 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 47 months
Created October 15, 2014
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47 months ago
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Alan Opulince ;)
47 months ago
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It's my pleasure

JP
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Joseph Peritore
47 months ago
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This is what is wanted and needed :) Love you

RM
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Ryan Masajo
47 months ago
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Keep up the great work and all the best!!

A
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Adzi
47 months ago
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