Group will finalize newsletter at meeting

Staff report


The Mahoning Valley Gay/Straight Coalition will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Lemon Grove Cafe, 110 W. Federal St.

Those who attend will be finalizing the premiere issue of the group’s newsletter and go over its 501c3 application and bylaws.

All are welcome to offer assistance and input.

The Coalition was founded to support people of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community and it’s organizations through fundraising events and communications with the newsletter.

There were more than 20 attendees at the first organizational and planning meeting in December.

The first funding project of the coalition was awarded to The Mahoning Valley Pride Youth Theater, formed at the Oakland Center for the Arts.

The Pride Youth Theater provides an interactive workshop for GLBT youth age 12-20 and their allies.

The coalition invites anyone in the GLBT community and its allies to attend and support its meetings, events, and fundraisers.

There are no membership dues, and the coalition does not represent any individual GLBT organization.

Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., starting in February, at different locations.

The coalition is looking for advisory-board members.

Contact the coalition through its website,

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