Paul – Community Member

PaulThe Center has been and continues to be a vital part of life for me in La Crosse. When I was 14 and didn’t know anyone else who was gay, my parents found GALAXY for me. It was so empowering meeting others like me. I dealt with much depression and anxiety around the fact of being gay and dealt with suicidal thoughts. Without the support and love from GALAXY and The Center perhaps I would not be here today. As an adult I’ve been able to make valued friendships through The Center. And as equality is still not where it needs to be in society. It’s been so important to me to simply know that there is a place, a resource like this in my town and that if I need anything, The Center has got my back.