Sylvia's Place, New York Shelter For Homeless LGBT Youth, Faces Licensing Problems

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HARD by the mouth of the Lincoln Tunnel, on one of the last ungentrified blocks of Midtown Manhattan, Metropolitan Community Church sits sandwiched between neighbors with pull-down metal gates, its front doors looking almost like the entrance to a loading dock.

The church and its senior pastor, the Rev. Pat Bumgardner, have been acclaimed for creating a welcoming house of worship for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and, especially, for initiating programs that reach out to homeless L.G.B.T. young people.

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