Vigil for Gay Teens in Central Square
Filed under: Keene Weekly News, Living Free, Outreach, Personal Freedom
This information comes from Boston.com and you can read their article here.
A candlelight vigil is being held this Wednesday, October 20th, at 5:30 pm in Central Square to draw attention to suicides by teens blamed on anti-gay bullying. AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region is sponsoring the Keep Spirit Alive vigil. Participants are asked to wear purple to represent spirit in the pride rainbow flag.
Organizers said nine young men between 13 and 19 and a 19-year-old woman committed suicide in the United States between July and September after being harassed in their schools and communities. A high turnout at events like this shows struggling kids can see that they’re not alone, that there are people in their community who want them to lead full and fulfilling lives.
I’m strongly encourage Keene activists and other readers of Free Keene to show up at this event. I’ll bring some extra candles.
A lot of people don’t have purple in their wardrobe. Please don’t let that discourage you from coming.