The LGBT Center of Greater Reading, in collaboration with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite location in Lebanon County for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. The ribbon-cutting/opening celebration and potluck dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:30 – 8:30PM. Registration for the event and dinner is encouraged but not required.
The establishment of this satellite location is the result of over a year of planning by a community coalition consisting of various organizations, including St. Luke’s, SARCC, The Lebanon Community Health Council, and the Chestnut Street Community Center. The coalition’s aim has been to create a safer and more affirming environment for the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon County.
Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Greater Reading, Michelle Dech, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to provide services and programming to the Lebanon LGBTQ+ community at the new location. This initiative is seen as a positive step in building a more supportive community for LGBTQ+ residents in Lebanon.
The LGBT Center of Greater Reading is a leading provider of support services for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. Their services include counseling, care coordination, support groups, and training/education.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, known for its open and affirming stance, fully embraces the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary persons, along with those who support them.
The opening of this satellite location is a significant development for the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon County, and it reinforces the commitment to creating a more inclusive and accepting society. Donations to the LGBT Center of Greater Reading help support the vital work being done to ensure access to community media and to foster a stronger community for all.