Madonna spent Thanksgiving with kids at a LGBT homeless youth centre

Meka Beresford November 26, 2016
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The queen of pop, and our hearts, has proven her worth once again as she spent Thanksgiving with homeless children living in an LGBT youth centre.

The Ali Forney Centre in New York City provides a home for LGBT youth and gives them the tools necessary to live independently.

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In an adorable group selfie, Madonna explained that she opted to spend the holidays with the kids because “everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home.”

The organisation, which is named after a 13 year old who left home after their family couldn’t accept their gender identity, works with children across New York to learn how live independently and not fall into homelessness later in life.

“This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives. Each year the Ali Forney Center provides care for over 1,200 youth who are rejected by their family due to their LGBT identity.”

“AFC provides these youth with tools they need to become independent and more importantly, AFC provides these youth with the love and support they are denied by their families. Because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home,” the singer wrote on instagram.

The cent supports nearly 1,400 children every year who’ve become homeless after being kicked out by their families who were un-accepting of their gender or sexual identity.

The centre has 10 housing sites across the state, and a drop-in centre which is where Madonna went to meet with some of the kids relying on the service.

Related topics: homeless youth, LGBT, Madonna, thanksgiving, US

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