10/21/11, 6-9 p.m. Out in the Silence: Going Loud!

Presented by the students of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Farrington High School as part of a national initiative to combat bullying against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.  Bullying in schools has been a pertinent concern in recent years as well as an issue that has been discussed by our government officials.  Come see how students are reacting to promote the safety and well-being of all children. Planned with kokua from the ACLU of Hawai‘i, Lambda Law Student Association, Equality Hawai‘i, Citizens for Equal Rights, Pride at Work, Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation, Pride Alliance, Hawai`i Community Foundation & Soul de Cuba Cafe.

Featuring an award-winning documentary, “Out in the Silence” (60 minutes), and youth entertaining the crowd with art, poetry, and music, all addressing one important issue: bullying of LGBT students at school and the important role of adults (parents and teachers) in fostering a safe and accepting environment for LGBT children at school and at home.

“Based on the true story of a courageous teen who stands up to bullying and harassment in his small town high-school after a brutal gay-bashing, Out in the Silence provides an inspiring call to speak out and take action against anti-LGBTQ discrimination and intolerance.

http://wpsu.org/outinthesilence/award

Free iPod Touch raffle with valid middle school/high school student I.D.  Must be present to win.

Where: Farrington High School auditorium (1000 person seating capacity).  1564 North King Street • Honolulu, HI 96817-4229.

When: Friday, October 21 from 6pm to 9pm.  Check in and heavy pupus at 5:30pm.

We encourage all members of the community to come and participate, to network, learn, and express ideas that support LGBT youth in Hawai`i.

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