Local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations and other community groups will hold a candlelight vigil and concert in memory of LGBT young people who fell victim to anti-gay harassment, bullying, depression and suicide.

The event – called “It Gets Better” — will be held Oct. 11 (National Coming Out Day) at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Presenting community groups include: Campus Pride, Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte, One Voice Chorus, PRIDE JWU Charlotte, Queer Rising QC, Time Out Youth and UNC-Charlotte PRIDE. Other organizations are also expected to join in on the effort.

“The nation is still mourning the loss of so many young gay people, and now is as fitting a time as ever to pause and take note of the unfathomable tragedies affecting our youth,” Shane Windmeyer, executive director of the national, Charlotte-based group Campus Pride, said in a statement. “We ask that Charlotteans join with the nation in remembrance of these lost lives.”

Date: Monday, Oct. 11
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Address: 1900 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC, 28205

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