Bullying of LGBT Students Town Hall Meeting, Jan. 19

EVANSVILLE — One of the great concerns of the local LGBT community, and many parents of LGBT students, is the bullying of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in area schools. Members of the TSA Youth Group have often been bullied in local schools, and the administrators of the schools often fail to act on behalf of the students (with most complaints being about the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and the Warrick School Corporation). Suicide remains a risk for LGBT students who are bullied.

The Rainbow Catholic Interfaith Coalition and the Tri-State Alliance are hosting a town hall meeting to talk about these issues on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30pm at Saint Lucas United Church of Christ, 33 West Virginia Street in Evansville. The evening will begin with a panel discussion by local students and parents talking about their experiences. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Wally Paynter at 812-480-0204 or wallypaynter@aol.com.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/206810353122421/

Tri-State Alliance