Partner David Flugman was honored at the Trinity Place Gala 2022, a fundraiser to support that organization’s mission to help LGBTQ+ youth and young adults struggling with housing instability. Trinity Place Shelter helps these youth transition out of homeless shelters and into stable housing, while offering individualized care and social and educational services.
Trinity Place Shelter provides a safe space for young people who have faced rejection from their families of origin, which often leaves them homeless and without resources. David Flugman was recognized for his public interest and pro bono work, which has often served this population and youth facing that same lack of support—or worse. One notable example is David’s work representing Garden State Equality in their successful efforts to defend a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” a cruel practice that can ultimately lead to LGBTQ+ youth experiencing the very abandonment and homelessness Trinity Place tries to ease.
“The chance to live authentically, in a place that feels like home, with our needs met and our dreams encouraged, is all anyone really wants,” said Flugman at the event. “Trinity Place is building that for the vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth who need it most.”
The gala supported Trinity Place as they make efforts to scale their reach and introduce new initiatives like a 12-week Work Readiness Program and expanded therapeutic services. Selendy Gay Elsberg was a proud sponsor of the event.