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Jason & Demarco Schedule Concert, Announce Plans for Youth Center

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Gay Christian rockers Jason and deMarco have announced a concert at Living Mosaic, a new church and coffeehouse in Montrose. Scheduled Oct. 3, 6 p.m., the event benefits the GLBT Cultural Center, located at the Montrose Counseling center, and S.A.F.E., a new nonprofit organization.

“By January 1, 2011, it is our intention to open the very first ‘Safe Spot’ in Houston which will provide a drop-in and resource center for ‘throw-away’ youth and young adults who will be offered snacks, coffee, clothes, books, and a computer station,” the duo said in an open letter to the community.

“It is also our intention to begin forming a community of house parents and ‘Safe Houses’ who are willing to offer transitional housing to GLBTQ young adults and ‘Safe Houses’ run by foster parents currently certified through Child Protective Services, or those wishing to get certified, to foster GLBTQ kids,” the letter continued.

The pair’s intention with the homeless community, they said, is “to encourage GLBTQ kids to enter the Foster Care system and educate them on the benefits offered to them by the state, knowing that they will be placed with an LGBT-friendly foster home found through our organization.” safehouseforall.org. — Nancy Ford

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