PFLAG-Detroit to collect gifts for Ruth Ellis kids

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T22:14:47-04:00 December 14th, 2006|Opinions|

PFLAG-Detroit will once again be buying gifts for the young people at the Ruth Ellis Center.
The Ruth Ellis Center is the only nonprofit organizations in the Midwest providing shelter and social services specifically to homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teens, and one of four nationally, says Grace McClelland, executive director of the program. In Detroit, the center estimates there are 5,000 homeless people under the age of 21, and that about 40 percent of them are LGBTQ.
The Ruth Ellis Center is named after the lesbian activist who opened her home to the gay black community in Detroit during the 1930s and 1940s. Though Ellis, a photographer, printer and jack-of-all-trades, never made more than $10,000 a year, she was known for giving all she had to gay youth for school, food or whatever else they needed
Bob Neubecker and I consider it an honor to support this worthy project of PFLAG-Detroit and salute their efforts.
If you are interested in participating the address is:
PFLAG Detroit
P.O. Box 1169
Royal Oak, MI 48068-1169
Contributions are tax deductible.
Mary Scholl

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