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Bea Arthur leaves lgbt shelter golden gift

Mon 20 Jul 2015 In: International News

The new facility will be named after Bea Arthur Construction will begin on new homeless shelter for lgbt youth in New York this week, thanks in part to a bequest from the late Golden Girls star Bea Arthur. The actress died in 2009, after years as a benefactor of the Ali Forney Centre, which she left $300,000 in her will. That led to local New York authorities adding another US$3.3 million. The Bea Arthur Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth, on East 13th Street in Manhattan's East Village, will open next year. Executive Director Carl Siciliano says it meant the world to me that a star of the magnitude of Bea Arthur would do so much to help the Ali Forney Center in its work of housing homeless LGBT youths. “I am very grateful that we will now be able to honor Bea and continue to keep her compassion alive through the establishment of the Bea Arthur Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth."    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 20th July 2015 - 10:03am

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