Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Local GLBTQQIA Organizations Plan Vigil for Bullying Victims (Lexington, KY: Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m)

(From Carol Stiles)

Hi, I am asking a number of youth to speak. (Emily Cross has accepted, is she one of your members?) Is there a young person in your group that would be interested in making a very short statement about what is happening with Pride Alliance? Here is official press release:

Local GLBTQQIA Organizations Plan Vigil for Bullying Victims

Three central Kentucky GLBTQQIA organizations have partnered to produce a candlelight vigil in honor of recent bullying victims. The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO), Gay Straight Alliance for Youth (GSA) and Lexington Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) invite all community members to join in honoring those lives affected by bullying on Friday, November 5 at 7 p.m. at Phoenix Park.

“The GLSO along with many other GLBT organizations in the central Kentucky region have felt a burdened heart with so many young adults turning to suicide as a way out of being bullied,” stated Dennis Wheatley, President of the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO). “We want all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, to know that bullying is unacceptable no matter what walk of life you may be.”

Following the vigil, participants are invited to join a silent march to Lexington Soundbar for a Champaign toast to celebrate the lives of those affected by bullying. The toast is scheduled for 9 p.m. at Lexington’s own Soundbar (208 Limestone). Soundbar is asking that all participants donate five dollars for the Champaign toast in which 100% percent of proceeds will go to benefit the Trevor Project. Soundbar will also match up to $500 of donations.

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