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Area’s LGBTQ support program celebrates first anniversary

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 . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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