The Montclair High School Gay/Straight Alliance will hold the 2nd annual Gay May Day Concert for the Ali Forney Centeron Sunday, May 15. The concert will feature mostly local, high school bands and performers, such as: Stolen Jars, The Pokemen, Anna Berlin, Riley Stallings, Jesse Turits, Ariel Rubin, Hannah Santisi, Brendan Dwyer and more. It will take place at the corner of Church Street and South Fullerton Avenue.
The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June of 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for homeless LGBT youth in New York City. The center provides young people with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met, and where they can begin to put their lives back together. According to AFC, as many as 25% of these teens are rejected by their families, and many end up homeless on the streets. Homeless LGBT teens are more likely than straight homeless teens to be subjected to violence on the streets, and in the homeless shelter system. They suffer from inordinate rates of mental illness, trauma, HIV infection and substance abuse.
Gay May Day Benefit Concert
What: A benefit concert organized by MHS Gay/Straight Alliance to help The Ali Forney Center and raise awareness.
Where: Church Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
Cost: Free. Buy lemonade and treats at their bake sale. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Ali Forney Center.