This upcoming pride month, on June 16th, I'll be putting my competitive powerlifting goals aside and deadlifting for a worthy cause! (Okay, I'm still aiming to deadlift $300+lbs)
The 2nd Annual Brooklyn Pull for Pride event Hosted by the Women's Strength Coalition & Murder of Crows Barbell Club will benefit the Ali Forney Center.
The Ali Forney Center (AFC) in New York City, is the nation's largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth.
As the visibility of LGBTQ people grows in our society, more and more LGBTQ teens are finding the courage to come out of the closet. Tragically, as many as 25% of these teens are rejected by their families, and many end up homeless on the streets.
In NYC about 40% of homeless youth are LGBT. Many often face homophobic violence and harassment in the youth shelter system and turn to the streets of NYC instead.
The Ali Forney Center offers LGBT youth, ages 16-24, emergency and transitional housing and support so that these young adults can escape a life on the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives.