Pose may have ended, but that hasn’t stopped the FX series from continuing to do good in trans communities. The producers of the award-winning ballroom drama are supporting trans homeless youth by donating furniture from the set. The pieces will help to furnish a home for teens who have been turned away by their families.
The furniture will go to the Ali Forney Center, a non-profit that assists LGBTQ+ youth in the US. The centre is leasing a 5,500-square-foot townhouse in Manhattan for the youth to live. “To have a piece of that means so much to our young people seeing themselves on TV and for us to have that is amazing,” Stacey Lewis, the deputy director of programs at the center told ABC Chicago.
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The organization has several housing locations; however, this one will be a multi-level, five-bedroom house that will give the youth a space to feel at home and partake in movie nights, pizza nights and other fun activities. “It means safety, a place to relax, a place to dream,” Lewis said.
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It’s not the first time someone from Pose has given back to LGBTQ+ groups — the show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy, has donated all profits from the series to LGBTQ+ organizations including the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, which works to support low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming.
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