Fundraiser for The Trevor Project, candlelight vigil tonight in Midtown honors recent suicides of LGBT youth

Call to wear purple today raises awareness of anti-gay bullying

A candlelight vigil will be held at the corner of 10th Street and Monroe Drive at 7 p.m. to commemorate LGBT young people who have killed themselves in recent weeks due to anti-gay bullying. The event is part of a national effort underway for people to wear purple today to call attention to anti-gay bullying.

After the gathering, participants will march up 10th Street to Piedmont Avenue and visit the restaurant Quattro. A $5 donation is suggested that will be donated to The Trevor Project plus a portion of sales from that night will go to The Trevor Project, according to organizer Barry Brandon.

In Georgia, anti-gay bullying legislation has been passed at the state level, but is not inclusive of LGBT and gender non-conforming youth, however the gay advocacy group Georgia Equality believes the law will help gay students be safer in their schools.

Numerous anti-bullying efforts are also underway in the state as young people in Georgia speak out against bullying.

Read the Georgia Voice story on anti-gay bullying and the efforts taking place in the state to combat it from such organizations at the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and YouthPride here.

1071 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30309
$ 5 suggested donation