Pride in Dermatology

July 1, 2021

Homeward NYC was honored to be included in La Roche-Posay’s Pride in Dermatology night on June 30, 2021.

Our CEO Jeannette Ruffins addressed the crowd about our work and read a statement from an excited but nervous Oscar (an LGBTQ supportive housing resident) while a supportive crowd cheered. Then, Tyler Steele presented Homeward NYC with a check from La Roche-Posay. Check out this cell phone video:

The event was emceed by activist and entertainer Peppermint from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Tyler Steele of La Roche-Posay, and dermatologist Dr. Karan Lal. Music was provided by DJ Cazwell and a live performance from Adam Lambert.

La Roche-Posay’s #PrideinDerm night celebrated the LGBTQ community, diversity, inclusivity, friends and allies, and skin health… and supported Homeward NYC and OutCare Health.

Photos from the event are available on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And, yes, our team was fully vaccinated before the event.

Thank you, La Roche-Posay, for your generous donation to Homeward NYC’s LGBTQ young adult supportive housing. Thank you, Tyler Steele, for letting folks know about our work.

The night’s program also included video messages of support for the #LGBTQ community from Boy George, Melissa Etheridge, Lance Bass, Lea Delaria, Alyssa Edwards, Daniel Franzese, Amanda Lepore, Danell Leyva, Shane McAnally and Katie Sowers courtesy of Cameo.

Bonus: A generous donor will match gifts up to a total of $5,000 when you give to Homeward NYC. That means your gift will be worth double when you give at www.homeward.nyc/donate and reference “Pride in Derm” before July 15th. Thank you for empowering homeless young adults!