A safe and supportive space for LGBTQIA+ youth, families, friends, and their allies from around Central Illinois (Peoria and Tazewell Co.) This is a non-religious endeavor. Even though Conversations on the Fringe has faith-ties (but is affirming and inclusive), The Fringe Gathering Place is not religious. This is to ensure everyone feels welcome in this space. All are welcome!

We will soon be meeting at 1411 NE Adams St., Peoria, Illinois 61605

***(times and days to be determined after both advisory boards meet – adult and student)


We provide:

  • Mentoring
  • Health/Wellness Education
  • Support Groups
  • Referrals (healthcare, mental health, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Advocacy/Activism
  • Family Support
  • Harm Reduction
  • Social Events

Important Dates:

Adult Advisory Board Meeting – May 9th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Youth Meeting – June 13th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

If you are interested in joining the adult advisory board or the youth leadership board contact us at cschaffner@fringeconversations.com

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefringegatheringspace/

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