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WATCH: Jamie Foxx, Elton John Appear In Powerful Film To Help LGBT Youth

It’s an incredibly sad but true fact that approximately 3,600 LGBT youth spend each night on the scary streets of Los Angeles. Many turn to crystal meth to stay awake to protect themselves and some have anonymous sex with strangers in exchange for meals and money to stay alive. After touring the L.A Gay & Lesbian Center, which for years has provided essential service to abandoned queer kids, filmmaker Trent Kendrick and producer Michael Fossat developed Any Given Tuesday, a short film to create additional awareness and promote support for the Center. Celebs such as Elton John and David Furnish, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, Lisa Ling and others quickly offered their support for the project.

Out director Roland Emmerich, one of the Center’s largest donors, was so impressed by Any Given Tuesday that he offered to host its official premiere at an exclusive star-studded benefit dinner October 19, along with David Geffen, Dustin Lance Black, Bryan Lourd, Jane Lynch, Ryan Murphy and Amy Pascal.