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|YouthPride still closed; no new location announced|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|June 07, 2012 13:29|
Six days after YouthPride moved out of its space in Inman Park and promised to reopen in a new site, there is still no word on the new location or if the organization will resume services.
The organization serving metro Atlanta lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth closed June 1 after it was forced to move from its home at 1017 Edgewood Ave. Facebook and website postings for the nonprofit at first promised the organization would reopen on Monday at a site to be announced Monday. However, Terence McPhaul, executive director, then stated on the YouthPride website and Facebook pages that the organization "is closed through Wednesday."
As of 2 p.m. on Thursday, there is no word of where the LGBT youth organization will be located or when it will reopen. The belongings moved out of its space in Inman Park were relocated to a storage facility.
McPhaul and members of YouthPride's board — Jordan Myers, Theresa Willis and Tracee McDaniel — have not responded to requests for information. McDaniel has stated she must direct all media requests to the media spokesperson, Theresa Willis.
A recent phone call to Theresa Willis resulted in an angry exchange and a refusal to comment on YouthPride.
Several people are starting to post to YouthPride's Facebook pages asking where the new location of the organization will be. No one has responded.
YouthPride was forced to move after its landlord, Inman Park United Methodist Church, evicted them for not paying more than $40,000 in rent.
Photo: Office chairs from the former YouthPride home in Inman Park waiting to be loaded onto a moving truck on June 1.
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