As a member of the LGBTQ community, Eli Fowler of Greer hasn’t always felt accepted by her peers.

Fowler, 15, is a 10th-grade student at Greer Middle College and finds support through online communities. Until now, there’s been nowhere for Fowler to go to meet others in the Upstate at a safe place for LGBTQ youth.

She was among several who attended an open house Thursday night at Fernwood Baptist Church to celebrate the new Uplift Outreach Center.

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