The Outskirts of the Outskirts

Maria and Julio talk with Alex Roque, executive director at the Ali Forney Center in New York City and ITT All-Star Imara Jones, creator of TransLash Media about how LGBTQ youth of color are coping during the coronavirus pandemic. 

This episode was reported and produced by In the Thick's New York Women’s Foundation IGNITE! Fellow, Harsha Nahata.

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Resources for LGBTQ Youth: 

  • The Trevor Project offers crisis support 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386 and via chat every day at, or by texting "START" to 678-678.
  • Trans Lifeline provides a peer support hotline and microgrants for trans people in need. You can call their hotline at 877-565-8860.
  • Via CenterLink: This map provides information on LGBTQ Community Centers across the country.


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