The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to working on the behalf of homeless and runaway LGBTQ youth will be receiving support this holiday season in a fundraiser dedicated to rebuilding the 24-hour drop in center in Chelsea, NY, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. A Better Holiday, held this Sunday December 17 from 7-10pm at the XL Center, will be supported by the It Gets Better Project in raising funds to rebuild the popular Ali Forney Center, as well as raise greater awareness about this homeless issue. The It Gets Better Project strives to remind LGBTQ youth of the levels of happiness, positivity, and greater potential that can be reached in their lives, once you get through the angst of teen years. It Gets Better reminds gay youth that they are not alone, offering support in combating harassment, and the Ali Forney Center offers shelter and medical services to the population in this community whom are, additionally, in unstable living environments.
The benefit concert will feature performers from Broadway, film, and television, including cast members from The Glee Project, Queer as Folk, Wicked, Bring It On: The Musical, and more. Also present will be the art from Victor Haim, with fifty percent of all proceeds from art sales going towards the AFC, along with all proceeds from ticket sales.
For more information on this event, visit www.itgetsbetter.org.