Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vancouver holds vigil to stop homophobic bullying

"It was a sea of purple as hundreds of people filled Emery Barnes Park for a special vigil held to fight prejudice against gay teens. The organizers say recent suicides by gay teens that swept the United States in the last month urged them to raise awareness about this growing problem," reports "People lit candles in silence as representatives from Qmunity and Vancouver Pride Society took to the stage to talk about ways to help gay teens deal with bullying. Thousands of people around the world joined Wear Purple campaign today in memory of those whose lives have been lost to homophobic bullying. Purple symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag, a symbol for LGBT Pride.

If you are being bullied and need help, please visit the websites and/or call the telephone numbers below:

In Canada:Queer B.C.
Queer Ontario
Bullying Canada
In Canada please call the Kids Help Phone (800-668-6868)

In the U.S.A.The Trevor Project
or phone: 866 - 488 - 7386 (U.S. residents ONLY)