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Be seen. Be you.

Ever feel like you need a space where you can just be your authentic self? Somewhere free and open, where you will be accepted for who you are — regardless of who you love or how you identify. 

The Spectrum is a place where you can come as you are. No judgment. No pressure. 

We believe that the ability to live our lives with pride, free from violence and discrimination is just basic. That's why we're here for people of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. 

If you're a student at Reading High School, join us at The Spectrum to find support, information, friendship, and validation. We're here every Wednesday at 3:00!

Reading High School 

801 N 13th St,

Reading, PA 19604

The Spectrum

The Rainbow Room has been meeting in Reading  PA since 2006 and has welcomed all youth, ages 14 to 21. In October 2022, we formed a partnership with the Reading School District to merge with their long-standing GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance).  

The program is led by a team of award-winning, trauma-informed, sexuality education professionals with degrees and certifications in relevant fields. Safety, security and inclusivity are priorities.  

Clearances are required for all employees and volunteers. 

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The program has a welcoming and affirming format, which starts with a review of our ground rules, followed by a check-in, announcements, and then we shift into that day’s topic or activity. The youth contribute to helping us design the program and selecting topics and activities. Topics typically range from medically accurate, age-appropriate sexuality education, advocacy and empowerment, crafts and games, film showings, and guest speakers and visitors.  

While most of the youth identify as LGBTQ+, we also have allies that regularly attend. The program is funded and run by Planned Parenthood Keystone, and we are grateful to Reading High School for giving us space. We know how nervous many youth are the first time they come, and we make a point of welcoming and including them.   

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DM us on Instagram to reach your local health educator who will be able to answer any of your questions.

Just want to chat? We've got a place for that too. Text PPNOW to 774636 to speak with an expert about relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, or anything else related to sexual health and relationships.

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