Mahoning Valley Gay Straight Coalition
Boardman OH 44512 Phone: (330) 787-4884 Email: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.mvgaystraightcoalition.com Hours/Meets: Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month, starting in February, from 1-3pm, at different locations in the 3 Valley counties. See related articles here. Comment: The Mahoning Valley Gay/Straight Coalition invites anyone in the GLBT Community and our Allies to attend and support our Coalition meetings, events, and fundraisers. There are no membership dues and we do not represent any individual GLBT organization or group, we are individuals supporting our Community. Our newsletter will be distributed at over 20 GLBT and Ally locations and available online.
Youngstown Area PFLAG
2659 Roy St. Youngstown OH 44509 Mapquest
map to this site Phone: (330) 747-2696 Email: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.youngstownpflag.org/ Hours/Meets: Our monthly support group will now meet on the second Tuesday of the month @ 6:30pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The church is next to the Main library. Take the driveway to the back of the church and enter the door marked "Parish House". MEETINGS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND OPEN TO ALL PERSONS NEEDING SUPPORT OR HAVING QUESTIONS CONCERNING GLBT ISSUES. please contact Marguerite @ 330-782-9554 for further information. Comment: A former steel city in northeast Ohio, in the 1980s Youngstown had virtually no organized gay community The Youngstown Area PFLAG began in 1989 primarily as a safe place for gay men. It was founded by Joe Bordo, who was the AIDS-risk-reduction specialist for the Youngstown Health District. The group continued under the leadership of John Edwards in the early 1990s, functioning mainly as a social and support group for gays and lesbians. As John's efforts became more focussed on support of AIDS patients, facilitation of the group continued to be led by parents of gay children as well as GLBT persons. The Chapter is now about 50% gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered members and 50% family members. Its activities reflect the threefold mission of PFLAG: support, education, and advocacy.