With many Cleveland gay bars closing even before the pandemic, owners are relied on their close community ties to keep their businesses afloat when Covid-19 posed an existential challenge.
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Not every nun lists their pronouns in their e-mail signature. But let’s be clear: not every nun is quite like Sister Susan Zion. Zion has spent more than a decade as the executive director of Ursuline Piazza, an organization she founded to address gaps in service for the HIV-positive community.
“It’s been a bumpy road,” said the 17-year-old who is currently in the permanent custody of the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS). “A really bumpy road.” Over the past five years, Anastasia has moved between foster homes to group-living arrangements to a brief time at a residential care facility. She remembers being terrified at age 12 when she was first told that she was going “into the system.”
Only one project stands between Halle Preneta and the highest honor that can be achieved by a Girl Scout. And she is taking decidedly rainbow approach to get to her goal. The 18-year-old Chagrin Falls resident has spent more than half of her life in the Girl Scouts, and is now poised to complete the Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA, earned by only 5.4% of eligible Girl Scouts.