Church hosts annual Coming Out Day

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Youngstown church held its annual Coming Out Day Service.

The First Universalist Church of Youngstown welcomed members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to the event on Sunday.

During the service, LGBT community members learned about what it means to come out, and how it affects their lives when they decide to come out.

Organizers said they welcome LGBT community members to join the church.

“So many churches feel that homosexuality is not acceptable. And our church says not only is it acceptable, it’s a God-given right. And it’s an aspect. And as they say, God does not make junk,” said Diana Shaheen of the Welcoming Congregation Committee.

This week, Oct. 6 through 12, is National Coming Out Week.

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