March 7th, 2014

ATLANTA, GA — Lost-n-Found Youth (LnF), Atlanta’s only LGBT youth homelessness program has been named Humanitarian of the year by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Atlanta. “We are excited to recognize Lost-n-Found for their outstanding efforts in saving youth from the streets of our community,” says Brigid Scarbrough, HRC Atlanta spokesperson. “The Dan Bradley Humanitarian Award is bestowed upon an individual or group who continues Dan Bradley’s tradition of activism and service to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community,” said Scarbrough.

“On behalf of everyone from the Lost-n-Found family, our community partners and all of our supporters, I am humbled and honored to stand before you today and accept the nomination for the Dan Bradley Humanitarian Award,” said Rick Westbrook, Executive Director. Tonight while we lay sleeping in our homes there are over 750 youth on the streets that need help. Awards and recognition of our mission increases awareness until we all have a place to call home, said Westbrook. I know I say this all the time but it is worth repeating, we truly could not be here and doing what we do (getting LGBTQ youth off the streets) without the undying support we get from our supporters.”

The announcement was made at a March 6th HRC Pre-Dinner Reception hosted at Ink and Well with over 100 in attendance, the formal awards presentation will be conducted on May 3rd at the annual HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner & Auction. Tickets may be purchased at www.hrcatlanta.org.

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The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. www.hrcatlanta.org

About Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc. – Founded in December 2011, Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc. is Atlanta’s only nonprofit agency working to take homeless LGBT youth off the street. Lost-n- Found provides temporary housing, job search assistance and counseling, and many other services for LGBT youths aged 13-25 who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness. www.lost-n-found.org

Interested media please contact Mark D. Gibson, 803.269.7868 or communications@lost-n-found.org