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LGBTQ youth group forming in Harrisburg

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The Tri-State Alliance and Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition are establishing a LGBTQ youth group in Harrisburg.

According to the groups, teenagers had to travel to Evansville, Ind. to attend Saturday youth group meetings. The new group will start meeting on a different night in Harrisburg to provide support and a safe place for area LGBTQ youth and their straight ally friends.

A training for adult volunteers has been scheduled for Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in Harrisburg. For more information, please email [email protected], send a message to the Tri-State Alliance on Facebook, or call/text (812) 480-0204.

Local ally Elizabeth Cook LPC and Tri-State Alliance President Julie Robinson will be conducting the training. Those interested in volunteering but who can’t attend the training should still contact the group.

Donations to support the group can be sent to Harrisburg Youth Group c/o Southern IL AIDS Coalition, PO Box 3595, Carbondale, IL 62902 or can be made online at TSAGL.org/donate.html.

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