Like you, I have been deeply saddened by the recent tragedies that have taken place in our community. Within the past two weeks, six young men between the ages of 13 and 19 have died from suicide as a result of homophobic bullying:
Asher Brown (age 13)
Seth Walsh (age 13)
Justin Aaberg (age 15)
Billy Lucas (age 15)
Tyler Clementi (age 18)
Raymond Chase (age 19)
Students at NYU are asking that we all come together as a collective community to remember these young men as well as all of those we have lost due to hatred and bigotry. Please join CQA and the other campus LGBT groups on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 as we join our NYC community for the “You are Loved Vigil.” We’ll travel down to Washington Square Park together.
WHEN: Sunday, October 3 @ 8:00pm
WHERE: 116th Street and Broadway gates
I also think that it is important that we have a community discussion about LGBT bullying and harassment before we go to the vigil. For this reason, we will dedicate most of CQA’s weekly meeting on Sunday to this discussion.
CQA WEEKLY MEETING – DISCUSSION ON LGBT BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
WHERE: IRC Second Floor Conference Room, 552 W. 114th Street
WHEN: 2pm on Sunday, October 3, 2010