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Photos: Haus of McCoy holds grand opening

Haus of McCoy, the new community hub for queer and trans youth in Lawrence, opened its colorful rooms to the public Wednesday in a celebratory grand opening.

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The center’s goal is to help young queer and trans people — especially young People of Color — survive and thrive.

Visitors wandered in and out Wednesday afternoon to explore the center, 1046 New Hampshire St. Get a glimpse of some of the spaces and faces of Haus of McCoy in this gallery.

Learn more about Haus of McCoy at this link and in previous coverage from the Times below. The organization recently received tax-exempt status as a nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible. Follow the Haus for updates on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times Community members gather on the porch of Haus of McCoy at 1046 New Hampshire St. at the center’s grand opening on the sunny afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times A living area at Haus of McCoy, 1046 New Hampshire St., Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times A very small visitor to Haus of McCoy’s grand opening enjoys holding on to two balloons, Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times A living area at Haus of McCoy, 1046 New Hampshire St., Oct. 13, 2021. Hannah Bolton said the center hopes to start a queer library on the bookshelves.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times A meeting area at Haus of McCoy, 1046 New Hampshire St., Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times Haus of McCoy Founder and Executive Director Cody Charles poses for a photo with Kay Emerson at the Haus’ grand opening on Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times Darren Canady, a member of the Haus of McCoy board of directors, plays piano during the center’s grand opening on Oct. 13, 2021.
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Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times A cozy upstairs room at Haus of McCoy, 1046 New Hampshire St., on Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times Haus of McCoy Founder and Executive Director Cody Charles poses for a photo with Hannah Bolton, one of the Haus’ founding friends, at the grand opening on Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times Darren Canady (left), a member of the Haus of McCoy board of directors, talks with Emily Gullickson during the center’s grand opening on Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times Friends and board members of the Haus of McCoy squeeze together on the couch for a photo at the Haus’ grand opening on Oct. 13, 2021.
Mackenzie Clark / The Lawrence Times Cody Charles, founder and executive director of Haus of McCoy, stands on the porch of the house at 1046 New Hampshire St. to greet visitors at the center’s grand opening, Oct. 13, 2021.
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