LGBTQ supporters participate in candlelight vigil

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | 10:36 p.m. CDT; updated 9:59 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 21, 2010
LGBTQ supporters walk from The Center Project to the United Methodist Church as part of a candlelight vigil in memory of recent LGBTQ suicides.

LGBTQ supporters participated in a candlelight vigil on Wednesday in memory of those in the LGBTQ community that have committed suicide recently. An estimated 250 people showed up to march from The Center Project to the United Methodist Church, where they introduced the names of those who had committed suicide and showed a screening of the movie, "Bullied."

Chaz Freck, 10, and his mom Susan Freck and Jayme Aquino, 24, walk in the candlelight vigil for members of the LGBTQ community who committed suicide. LGBTQ youth led the supporters downtown to the United Methodist Church where they announced the names of those who had committed suicide the previous month, followed by a screening of the movie Bullied. An estimated 250 people attended, a number that far surpassed everyone's expectation, Megan Lee, the volunteer coordinator for The Center Project, said.

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