YouthPride’s chief ridiculousist Terence McPhaul was too busy calling the cops on a reporter than opening the non-profit for LGBT youth. The organization, set to re-open Monday after being booted from their digs, remains closed.
It’s not like McPhaul didn’t see this coming. Some $40,000 in unpaid rent led to an eviction notice from their Inman Park offices, a court fight and an eventual settlement that called for them to be gone by May 31. On Thursday, McPhaul (top photo right) ordered a Georgia Voice reporter out of the building when she asked a simple question: Where is YouthPride moving?
On Friday, that same reporter did what reporters sometimes do — she staked out YouthPride in the hopes of finding out where the group is moving. McPhaul’s response? Well, he wasn’t on site; he was finding a storage unit for all of the organization’s stuff.
YouthPride’s last day of operations was Thursday. They announced last week that the group would be closed Friday and Saturday with a re-opening in the new digs on Monday.
But late Sunday, the group posted this to Facebook:
YouthPride will be closed Monday,June 4, 2012, we will re-open on Tuesday, June 5,2012. Any questions or concerns feel free to contact Terence McPhaul @ 404.502.8431.
Where in the world is YouthPride moving? Maybe to one of McPhaul’s eight global offices.