Twin Ports GLBT Group Honors Victims of Bullying

By KBJR News 1

Twin Ports GLBT Group Honors Victims of Bullying

October 20, 2010 Updated Oct 20, 2010 at 10:11 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - You may have noticed a lot of people wearing purple Wednesday. It was all part of a nationwide effort known as Spirit Day.

Holding signs and handing out information, Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender supporters gathered on Superior Street in Duluth Wednesday.

Wednesday marked an unofficial day to honor young people who committed suicide in recent weeks because they were reportedly being harassed for being homosexual.

Organizers say it's a way for the community to speak out against harassment.

"The purpose is that we really want especially the adults in our community to stand up and speak out against GLBT bullying, or bullying of any kind," said Melissa Franckowiak with the group "Together for Youth."

The local demonstration was put on by "Together for Youth" a Lutheran Social Service Program that supports G-L-B-T youth.

They also hold a support group for young people every Wednesday night at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Written for the web by Kevin Jacobsen