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LGBT Housing Coming To Bronx With help from pop star Cyndi Lauper

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True Colors Bronx under construction.

A supportive housing complex for LGBT youth is coming to Jerome Avenue — the site is named after the Cyndi Lauper "True Colors" song because the pop icon had a hand in the project.

True Colors Bronx will house 30 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young adults with a history of homelessness in studio apartments, according to the site’s operator West End Residences.

The Queens-reared songstress has been involved with the group for several years and helped come up with the concept for the project, said Colleen Jackson, the nonprofit’s executive director.

The Bronx residence is modeled after a similar facility that opened with help from the star in Harlem in 2011.

A city-authored study determined in 2010 that as much as 36% of the city’s homeless youth identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning.

Lauper, who won a Tony for best original score for the Broadway hit “Kinky Boots” in 2013, praised the work of the Manhattan location.


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