Our goal is to establish safe spaces at shows.
We believe that equal treatment of others can start in a fan’s own community. By creating Safe Spaces at shows and encouraging fans to bring that sensibility home with them, what happens at shows can be part of a chain reaction of safe space conversations across the country.
Nationwide, about 5% of youth identify as LGBTQ, but up to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness in the United States identify as LGBTQ. Societal rejection is at the base of the problem. LGBTQ youth also experience higher rates of bullying, discrimination, and alienation than their straight peers.
About #FortyPercent Campaign
Find The Ally Coalition on Bleachers’ spring tour and at SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX to take action!
We’ll have safe space stickers and opportunities for you to share your selfies for safe spaces for a chance to win prizes.
Not able to come to the show? Post a selfie with the tag #FortyPercent to Twitter or Instagram and you’ll still be a part of the conversation and entered to win.
All donations to the button above will go directly to organizations across the country that support their local LGBTQ youth, such as the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, OutYouth in Austin, or New Alternatives in New York City
#FortyPercent Campaign Tour Dates
Apply @ theallycoalition.org/volunteerwithtac
March 6 – Salt Lake City, UT- In The Venue
March 7 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
March 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
March 12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
March 14 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
March 22 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live
March 24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
March 25 – St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
March 27 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
March 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
March 31 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
April 1 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
April 3 – Detroit, MA – St. Andrews Hall
April 4 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
April 7 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 9 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Create Safe Spaces
Get a Safe Space sticker at a show? Show us where you put it on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #FortyPercent (Find us at @AllyCoalition)
We’ll be giving out prizes to some of our favorites under the tag!