Hosted by NYU LGBT clubs and organizations as well as Delta Lambda Phi
Within the past two weeks, FIVE young men between the ages of 13 and 18 have committed suicide as a result of homophobic bullying.
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.
It's time to mobilize. The vigil will start at 9:00pm in Washington Square Park underneath the arch. Please bring your own candle if you are able as there will be a limited amount available. The event will culminate in a chalking session in honor of the 2nd annual "You-Are-Loved Chalk Messaging Project." This project is meant to provide uplifting messages as well as shed light on the amount of bullying, harassment, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts that disproportionately affect queer youth.
We need your help to get the word out! Send this group to your ENTIRE friend list. Let's show all the silenced queer youth that there ARE those out there that will accept them for who they are. No one should ever be made to feel alone in this world. We realize this is short notice, but we must act before one more precious life is lost.