Rogers Park church mobilizing to open LGBTQ youth shelter

Fri. August 17, 2012 8:54 AM by Windy City Media Group

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Chicago, IL - A Rogers Park church has begun efforts to open an LGBTQ youth shelter after the church's minister preached Sunday that he had been called to the task.

Rev. Russ Sorensen of Unity Church, 1925 W. Thome Ave., told congregants over the weekend that the epidemic of LGBTQ youth homelessness in the city called for urgent action.

"Last Sunday, I just couldn't keep it in," Sorensen told Windy City Times.

Sorensen, a straight minister, represents a diverse non-denominational Christian church. Approximately 40-50 percent of his congregants are LGBT, he said.

The church has long embraced LGBT people and outreach efforts to queer homeless young people by other organizations.

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