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Addiction is a struggle that disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals are more likely to use drugs and alcohol due to homophobia, rejection from families, and a history of trauma. They face a number of barriers that make it difficult for them to enter rehab, and they often have certain unique needs that must be addressed for them to recover. (

Join us Sunday, June 13 at 4 p.m. at the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center (13 W. Beverley St., Staunton) to hear from two local LGBTQ people about their experiences with addiction and their journey to recovery. Then hear from Resident in Counseling, Jen Zegan-Lister about challenges and barriers to treatment.

Not comfortable in-person? Watch from home through Facebook Live:

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Join us for a Pride Month screening of this stunning documentary, featuring some of the rarest LGBTQ home movies unearthed from the archival collections of the GLBT Historical Society and archives from around the world, offering a window into the lives of queer people from as early as the 1930s.

Not comfortable in person? Register and receive a Zoom link:

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