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New PFLAG chapter hosts inaugural meeting tonight in Athens

PFLAG

Athens is again the home of a local Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) chapter and will host its first meeting tonight at the Aloha Counseling Center in Oakview Square Office Park.

Tonight's meeting is scheduled from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

“The meeting is open to everyone. We want to especially make sure people know they have a resource for supporting their loved ones who are LGBTQ,” the group wrote on its newly created Facebook page.

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YouthPride faces eviction; community volunteers organize to save services for LGBT youth

Terrance McPahul

Two ad-hoc committees of community volunteers will try to assess the current financial and legal status of YouthPride and insure that at least some services for youth continue should Atlanta’s troubled LGBT youth agency close.

YouthPride has received an eviction notice for its current facility in Inman Park, Board Chair Jordan Myers told a group of LGBT leaders and allies who attended a meeting Jan. 25 at AID Atlanta convened by gay teacher Charlie Stadtlander to discuss the YouthPride crisis.

Myers said he could not recall the date the eviction would take place.

YouthPride leases its office from Inman Park United Methodist Church.

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Trans group hosts mixer at My Sister’s Room

T.E.A.M. Atlanta (Transgender Education and Mentoring) will host its first monthly mixer / discussion tonight at My Sister’s Room in East Atlanta from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is open to all transgender persons, families and friends.

The discussion will feature a wide array of topics, including hormone replacement therapy, dating and relationships, name change assistance and more.

A half dozen speakers are scheduled to appear:

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AID Atlanta hosts discussion on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

AID Atlanta’s gay outreach program will host a discussion on the recent repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy tomorrow at AID Atlanta’s offices.

The discussion will focus on how repeal will affect the LGBT community at-large, as well as the “long standing love affair between gay men and men in uniform.”

The group will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. As always, the meeting is open to the public.

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PFLAG support group

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays meets at the Uniterian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta tonight