New York City can be a brutal place for homeless youth and tragically, many young lives have been destroyed. At AFC, we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments.
AFC is working hard to provide our
youth with the support and nourishment they need to succeed
and thrive. We cannot do this work alone. We need the help
and support of the broader community to make NYC a safer
place for homeless LGBT youth. Thank you for your support
|About Ali Forney|
Ali Forney was a homeless queer teen who was forced to live on the streets of New York during the 1990s. Ali was dedicated to the safety of other homeless queer youth; he was a committed HIV prevention worker, and aggressively advocated that the NYPD investigate a series of murders of the homeless queer youth he had befriended. Ali was an inspiration to those who knew him.
In December of 1997, Ali was murdered on the streets. His tragic death called attention to the atrocious conditions for homeless LGBT youth in New York. Ali's murderer has never been identified.
For more information on the life and death of
Ali Forney, see the following articles:
J. Andrew Ward, Esq.
John M. Samuels