The LGBT Community Center Coalition does outreach in high schools, colleges and social service agencies to teach people that gay teens need a safe outlet to turn to. The group's Director of Education and Youth Services Louie Marven says the bullying of LGBT teens is nothing new."> The LGBT Community Center Coalition does outreach in high schools, colleges and social service agencies to teach people that gay teens need a safe outlet to turn to. The group's Director of Education and Youth Services Louie Marven says the bullying of LGBT teens is nothing new."> The LGBT Community Center Coalition does outreach in high schools, colleges and social service agencies to teach people that gay teens need a safe outlet to turn to. The group's Director of Education and Youth Services Louie Marven says the bullying of LGBT teens is nothing new."> LGBT youth could benefit from more "safe places" | News | witf.org
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LGBT youth could benefit from more "safe places"

Written by Craig Cohen | Nov 10, 2010 7:28 PM

"Not only are they experiencing bullying at much higher rate than their straight counterparts, not only does that bullying then have several negative consequences, such as skipping class more, less likely to go to college and all those sorts of things, they find that oftentimes, the bullying goes unreported because students can't find staff people who are safe to talk to about these issues," he says. Marven says the community center holds weekly programs for teens in Harrisburg and Lancaster. He adds Planned Parenthood also has events in York for LGBT youth. The coalition's phone number is (717) 920-9534. It's also on Facebook and MySpace. 

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