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Carl Siciliano Reacts to Gov. Cuomo’s Cuts in Homeless LGBT Youth Services

January 17th, 2012 Joseph Pedro

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In response to the budget for New York submitted by Gov. Cuomo today, Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center said:

“Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal is bad news for the 1600 homeless LGBT youth stranded on the streets of New York each night without access to a shelter bed. These youth, who suffer horribly and whose lives are in danger, deserve the attention and concern of their governor no less than the other members of our community.  With marriage equality expected to bring in over 100 million dollars in additional economic activity and tax revenue for the state, the LGBT community has a moral obligation to demand that our tax dollars protect the most vulnerable and desperate members of our community.”

Many more who are leading the fight to keep LGBT homeless youth off the street responded to the budget cut. You can read their reactions by clicking here.

Tell Cuomo to fund LGBT homeless youth services by clicking here.

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