In true Madonna style, the queen of pop spent her Thanksgiving with kids from an LGBTI youth center.
The Ali Forney Center in New York City is an organization that aims to protect LGBTI youth from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.
But why, you ask? ‘Because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘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,’ she wrote.
Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! 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. 💘🙏🏻💙!!!
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The center, named after a gender non-conforming teen who fled his home at 13, assists nearly 1,400 kids a year who have been kicked out of their homes for their diverse gender or sexuality.
Starting off with just six beds in a church basement, the Ali Forney Center has grown into ten housing sites and a multi purpose drop in center.
Having spent 4 July in Kenya painting walls and cleaning up the streets of Kiberia with her children, it’s no secret Madonna has a big heart.
In 2006, Madonna started charity Raising Malawi, a non-profit organization supporting grassroots campaigns that provide vulnerable children and caregivers with food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, emotional care and psychosocial support.
We Are One! In Kibera! ❤️🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪https://t.co/EFxPdOlv3X
— Madonna (@Madonna) 5 July 2016
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