📰 #HarlemNoHate in the news!
A week and a half ago something remarkable happened. It was announced that the ATLAH church, home of Rev. James David Manning, one of the nation's most strident anti-LGBT bigots, had been foreclosed and was being put up for auction on February 24th.
NEW YORK - The end may be nigh for a Harlem church known for hateful public messages condemning gays and President Barack Obama to eternal damnation, and two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get an ironic last word on the matter.
Help Harlem's Hate Church Become a Space of Support, Love "Where are the rest of the faggots?" These were the words Rev. James David Manning screamed at my kids from the Ali Forney Center and the rest of the crowd gathered in protest of his hate speech.
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Ali Forney Center operates at a very high efficiency rating, meaning that nearly 85% of our revenue directly benefits our clients. 11% of our revenue is used to operate our programs and only 5% of our revenue is used to fundraise.
“…Savvy donors know that the most efficient charities spend at least 75% of their budget on their
programs and services and less than 25% on fundraising and administrative fees.”
--Charity Navigator, Top Ten Best Practices of Savvy Donors
If the Ali Forney Center is not able to obtain the building, it commits to utilize any #HarlemNoHate funds raised to increase its housing and vocational services for homeless LGBT youth in another site.
Read Ali Forney's Press release
“We are in discussion with potential developers and investors to acquire the building and we anticipate having a partner by the time of the auction. We will continue fundraising through the #HarlemNoHate campaign and make every effort to be in as strong a position as possible to acquire the building.”
Executive Director Carl Siciliano, Ali Forney Center
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