Joe Belisle

Joe Belisle is a professional artist, designer and art teacher who also cares deeply about the youth in our community. His very religious, Catholic upbringing in Massachusetts made his own coming out as a gay man difficult, stressful and confusing. These struggles propelled him to become involved with helping LBGTQ youth through the Rainbow Café. Since April of 2012 Joe has been a facilitator of this youth group, which is actually not a restaurant, but rather a place where members of the LGBTQ community and their straight allies come together to enjoy friendship and share experiences about their common bond. Working with the Rainbow Café has made him a more confident partner to his husband, David, and to become a better listener to their eight year old daughter, Faith.

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