LGBTQ Holds Vigil to Honor Victims of Bullying

8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, October 20 2010 Oct 20, 2010 Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:33:02 PM CDT October 20, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community held a vigil Wednesday night to remember those who lost their lives due to bullying.

Susan Freck was one of the participants. She says the issue needs to start at home and in schools and that it's important for everyone to have facing these issues.

"Everybody needs an ally, everybody needs to find safe place and that's all what we're here for," said Freck, "to provide a safe place for teenagers."

Participants headed from Center Project on Ash Street to the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, where they told their own stories of struggles. Everyone was told to wear purple, the color that has symbolized awareness of the bullying issues.

Later, everyone walked to Lee Auditorium at Columbia College to watch a documentary called "Bullied."

 

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