Storytelling by and for adults begins Feb. 8

Lighthouse, the south suburban area’s first support program for LGBTQ young people and their parents, marked its first anniversary with a celebration at the group's April meeting.

The program was founded to provide support for teens and adults who are processing their gender identity and for the parents and guardians who love them.

Valerie Litchfield and Stephanie Wright, who are both mothers of gay sons, and Phillip Barker, a social worker and student assistance coordinator at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, came together last year to start the program, and to provide resources and . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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