Ontario coalition forms to help youth, others with sexual identity concerns

A sticker bearing the Equality Flag appears at a window inside the Malheur County Health Department. The flag is often used as a symbol of the LGBTQIA+ community. (The Enterprise/File photo)

UPDATE: For more information about the coalition you may contact Bettye Ramirez at 541-709-8134, [email protected] or W. Kirt Toombs at 541-889-3119 ext. 106, email: [email protected]

ONTARIO – The calls came back to back. About a year ago, Bettye Ramirez had three parents reach out for resources to help their children who were questioning their sexuality. 

Ramirez couldn’t help them. 

“We had no resources in Ontario for the LGBTQ community,” said Ramirez, who runs Malheur County’s CASA program to help the area’s foster kids.

Ramirez subsequently . . .