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Local Divas For a Cause, an LGBTQ Youth Benefit
November 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – November 25, 2019 @ 2:00 am
Join dozens of your favorite local divas as they dance to donate for LGBTQ+ youth in our community!
This event is open to those 18+
Benefits LGBT Life Center
Hosted by Rainbow Cactus and LGBT Life Center
HRC and researchers at the University of Connecticut found that:
70% of LGBTQ teenagers surveyed report feeling depressed or down over the past week;
95% of LGBTQ youth report trouble sleeping at night;
LGBTQ youth of color and transgender teenagers experience unique challenges and elevated stress — only 11 percent of youth of color surveyed believe their racial or ethnic group is regarded positively in the U.S., and over 50 percent of trans and gender expansive youth said they can never use school restrooms that align with their gender identity;
More than 70 percent report feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness in the past week;
Only 26 percent say they always feel safe in their school classrooms — and just five percent say all of their teachers and school staff are supportive of LGBTQ people;
65% report that they’ve heard family members make negative comments about LGBTQ people