Carl Siciliano is the founder and executive director of the Ali Forney Center, New York City's largest organization dedicated to homeless LGBT Youth. The Ali Forney Center provides emergency shelter and longer-term housing, as well as medical and mental health services to homeless LGBT youth.
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Family Rejection of LGBT Youth Is No Joke
Tracy Morgan is rightly facing a storm of criticism for a number of hostile statements he made against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in a recent comedy show in Nashville. Particularly alarming was his statement that, if his son were gay, he would stab him to death with a knife. Obviously we must condemn what Morgan has said, as well as make clear that there must be appropriate consequences for promoting violence against a child for being gay.