Letter against gay group sparks controversy in Huntington

Openly gay seniors in the Town of Huntington say they don't feel welcome at their local senior center after a group sent a letter requesting

HUNTINGTON - Openly gay seniors in the Town of Huntington say they don't feel welcome at their local senior center after a group sent a letter requesting that a gay club be banned from meeting there.A group of 40 "concerned citizens" sent a letter to Huntington officials saying they didn't want the Gay-Straight Alliance Club to meet at the town's public senior center any longer because they're concerned about HIV, the letter says. The Town of Huntington responded by sponsoring discussions on common myths about gays. Some residents say the letter has actually led to more good than bad because it's created the opportunity to educate people on misconceptions. The Gay-Straight Alliance Club will continue to meet monthly at the center, organizers say.

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