Love not Hate: Stand with LGBTQ+ Youth
June 12, 2017 will mark the one year anniversary of Orlando’s Pulse Tragedy, when 49 individuals were killed and 53 others were injured in a senseless act of hate and violence. This tragedy shed light on the devastating consequences of homophobic and transphobic hate. More importantly, however, it highlighted the world’s capacity to stand together in unity offering compassion and love and support for the LGBTQ+ community. To honor all those who have suffered as a result of homophobic and transphobic violence, oppression, and marginalization, beginning May 12, 2017 the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Barry University is launching a campaign to raise awareness about and support for homeless and unstably housed LGBTQ+ youth in South Florida.
Here are the ways you can get involved:
- Show your visible support for LGBTQ+ the community by wearing one of our rainbow ribbons (Pick one up at Office of Student Services)
- Attend the professional development on LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth presented by L.J. Woolston from Pridelines
- Share information with students around campus by handing out flyers and tabling in Landon
- Help us collect much needed items for LGBTQ+ youth living on the streets. . Items can be dropped off in Powers Hall 126.
- Join us in Riley Center (Powers 132) to write notes of support, affirmations and hope that will be delivered to LGBTQ+ youth in our community to remind them that they are important, loved and not alone.
For more information on dates and ways to get involved, please contact Yvonne Alonso at Yalonso@barry.edu