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October 16, 2010

Awareness Rally Against Homophobic Bullying


The Rainbow Resource Centre will be hosting a rally to raise awareness around the impact of homophobic bullying.  

The rally will take place on the front steps of the Legislative Building, Broadway Avenue, on Wednesday October 20, from 5:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m.

In the past few weeks, several students have committed suicide as a result of homophobic bullying.  As a community, we need to say that this is not acceptable and send a message of hope to queer youth in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, North America and around the world. 

It gets better and there is hope. 

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There is an initiative on Facebook called Spirit Day started by a Canadian student named Brittany McMillan from British Columbia asking folks to wear purple on October 20 in remembrance of the youth who have suicided due to homophobic bullying. 
http://brittanymcmillan.tumblr.com/post/1226098892/its-been-decided-on-october-20th-2010-we-will 

In conjunction with this effort we ask you all to consider wearing purple to the rally. 


Also check out the It Gets Better project created by Dan Savage and his partner.  Visit the link on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4


Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

2 comments:

  1. Margaret... thank you so much for taking a position on this most sad situation for lgbt youth... we lose them too young before they can grow into the wonderful human beings they were meant to be. If I was in Canada, I would have been there tonight.

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  2. Thank you, Peggy, for pointing out the terrible lose we all suffer when we lose our lgbt youth and all their potential.
    Hopefully, one day, the need for events like this will just be a memory.
    Society has changed from the mentality that created the Black Civil Rights issues.
    There is hope.

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