"It Gets Better" Vigil October 20, 2010

October 18, 2010

On October 20th, members of the GLBT community and allies from coast to coast will gather in solidarity against bullying and to remember the young people who felt suicide was their only escape from hatred.  It's painful to know that many within our community suffer persecution as they try to live authentic lives.  We know that in dark times, the very best of humanity shines through.  Compassion and support for our GLBT youth has been overwhelming as evidenced by the Trevor Project, the Give a Damn Campaign and It Gets Better.
We hope you will join us as we peacefully demonstrate for those who need our support and encouragement and to show community leaders that bullying is not acceptable.   Help us convey that South Carolina has loving and open arms for those who feel different, shunned and ashamed.  Your attendance, holding a candle of flickering light will symbolize that there is a way out of darkness and that you support a South Carolina that is safe and welcoming of diversity.  No matter where you are within South Carolina, you will find a vigil and our friends. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple.
Pavilion of Barnet Park,    Spartanburg    7:30pm     Hosted by Jay Ault
State Capitol,     Columbia     7:30pm       Hosted by Harriet Hancock Pride Center and allied organizations
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue,     Charleston     7:00pm       Hosted by AFFA and Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue
At SC Equality, we recognize that our strength comes from supporters both inside and outside the GLBT community and look forward to sharing our vision of an equitable and discrimination-free South Carolina.  We'll continue to provide opportunities for engagement and appreciate your continued support!  

Yours in Equality,

Christine Johnson