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Donation fund created for LGBTQ youth after death of gay sports writer

Colleagues and friends of Bo Churney have raised about $20k.

Sports writer Bo Churney wrote for various publications.

Bo Churney was a former sports writer for various publications, including ESPN and Turner Sports, who reportedly took his own life earlier this week.

In response to his untimely death, friends started a donation page that will send funds to Lost-N-Found Youth, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that seeks to end homelessness for LGBTQ and all sexual minority youth.

Churney had come out publicly as gay in recent years.

The welcome message on the donation page reads:

A lot of people have reached out asking if there’s anything they can do or help with after the death of our dear friend Bo Churney. We wanted to do something in memory of Bo in the Atlanta community that he loved and helped make a better, more fun place. Lost N Found Youth is an organization that provides outreach, crisis support, services, clothes, food, and safe shelter for homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth between 13-25 in the Atlanta area. Anything you can give would be tremendous or even sharing and spreading the word.

Whether you knew Churney, or simply want to help a non-profit dedicated to saving the lives of LGBTQ youth in Atlanta, you can donate here.