Executive Director, The Ali Forney Center
Carl Siciliano is a nationally recognized advocate and provider for homeless LGBT youth. His programs have been widely lauded for their quality and innovation. In 2002, Siciliano founded the Ali Forney Center (AFC), which has grown to become the nation’s largest and most comprehensive housing program for homeless LGBT youth. AFC offers emergency housing, transitional housing, a drop-in center, a vocational/educational center and a full continuum of supportive services that help LGBT youth become successful, independent adults. Since opening their doors, over 15 years ago, AFC has provided services to more than 15,000 homeless LGBT youth.