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YouthPride moves to house in West End, also home to Christian addiction ministry?

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YouthPride, the troubled Atlanta LGBT youth agency, has moved to a house located at 955 Washington Place in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, according to its website. YouthPride was evicted from its Edgewood Avenue home on June 1 for non-payment of rent and posted a series of delayed openings before finally announcing the new address June 21.

Executive Director Terence McPhaul refused an interview June 21 at the new location. He and board members continue to decline interviews on the status of the organization, which has been mired in a financial and leadership crisis since December 2011.

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UPDATED: YouthPride delays reopening; leaves many items behind after move

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YouthPride, the Atlanta LGBT youth organization founded in 1995 to help young people with coming out and other issues, moved out of its space Friday evening. The organization was forced to move after being evicted by its landlord, Inman Park United Methodist Church, for not paying rent.

But YouthPride promised via its website and Facebook page to reopen on Monday. Today, the organization's executive director states via Facebook it will reopen on Tuesday, June 5.

YouthPride will be closed Monday, June 4, 2012, we will re-open on Tuesday, June 5,2012. Any questions or concerns feel free to contact Terence McPhaul @ 404.502.8431.

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New generation of Atlanta LGBTQ youth speaks out

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“My mom met my boyfriend today,” Gabriel Haggray said, seated at a patio table at Savage Pizza in Little Five Points with friends Chris Kontopidis and Casey Geyer. “She gave him a hug.”

A huge grin allowed a flash of his blue-tinted braces to shine. This was a huge step for Haggray, 24, a psychology major at Georgia Perimeter College who once had dreams of a ballet career and now hopes to become a criminal profiler for the FBI.

When Haggray came out in the 11th grade, his parents were a bit reluctant to understand and accept. It’s a different story today. Haggray said the support he receives from his family, especially his older sisters, is monumental.

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No suspects in Berry College anti-gay, racist hate crime

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Berry College police continue to search for the vandal who poured bleach on a student’s clothes and left a racist and anti-gay note in his dorm room.

On March 26, a student who wishes to remain anonymous reported to police that someone poured bleach on the clothes in his dorm room and left a note that said “faggot nigger fuck off.” The student’s car tire was also slashed.

“We’ve interviewed a lot of people who live on the floor and have narrowed down the time-frame because of our card access to the building,” Berry College Police Chief Bobby Abrams said April 24.