‘The Golden Girl’s’ Bea Arthur Is Being A Friend From Beyond The Grave

by Katherine Barner

The Golden Girl’s Bea Arthur has given back to the LGBTQ community in an incredible way, even though she died in 2009. 

In her will, the actress donated $300,000 to New York’s Ali Forney Center. AFC is an organization that provides housing and on-site counseling for LGBTQ youth. NewNowNext reports that Arthur’s donation will go to open a new housing residence, which will be called the Bea Arthur Residence, in February 2017. According to Vulture, before Arthur’s death, she said, “These kids at the Ali Forney Center are literally dumped by their families because of the fact that they are lesbian, gay or transgender. This organization really is saving lives.”

Thank you for being our friend, Bea Arthur.

Top Image: The Golden Girls

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