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Casper Pride and Self-Help Center sponsor Queer Youth Space

Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 5:18 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The second Monday of every month Casper Pride and the Self-Help Center collaborate to host a Queer Youth Space.

Casper Pride has grown beyond just events in June, and aims to provide resources for the LGBTQ+ community throughout the year.

“If they have questions, we’re here to answer them and just kind of go from there and then just kind of see what their needs are and then how different organizations throughout town can meet those needs and help with them,” said the group’s creator Gage Williams.

The group aims to provide support for youth in the community they may not find elsewhere. During the time teens can ask questions, play games, and find community with their peers.

The Queer Youth Space is hosted at the Self-Help Center at 4 p.m. and is open to ages 12-18.

“Coming from a small community, you wouldn’t expect something like this, and Casper’s queer community has grown and become stronger over the last six years ever since Casper Pride really just started becoming a force within this town. Because of that we’re able to bring these things like the queer groups I do, and then Rainbow Collective at Art 321, and then just kind of branching off from there. It’s been cool to see and I’m glad we’re moving in that direction and it’s definitely a fun time to get everyone together and offer them the support they need,” said Williams.

The youth spaces are free to attend, the next event will be Dec. 13.

For more information about the Queer Youth Space call 307-235-2814 or email gage@thequeersocialworker.com.

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