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Grove City establishes group for students wanting to discuss their sexual orientation

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GROVE CITY, Pa. - Students at a Mercer County high school now have a place to seek support if they need to discuss sexual orientation.

The Grove City School Board voted Monday night to establish a Gay-Straight Alliance Student Club for high school students.

The club was the idea of a senior who says she suffered bullying and ridicule because she chose to come out to some of her class mates.

"I hope it helps people understand that they are allowed to be who they are even if the community says it's not. So it's basically a support group to help everyone be equal," said Grove City senior Beverly Blake.

Blake says it's important for kids who believe they might be gay to have a place to go where they can talk to others who might be going through the same thing.

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