Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students in Maine schools are too often harassed and too seldom supported. When a school has a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) things get better.
Our (all-volunteer) GLSEN chapter (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) supports a network of GSAs in the Downeast area over a dozen to date and more emerging. We need to raise money to support our work, particularly hosting gatherings of GSAs from area schools to help these students and their faculty advisers learn from one another (and us) about what works, and to continue their courageous and sometimes even life-saving efforts.
For that reason we are having a fund-raising event at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor on Sunday October 23 from 1 to 4, to show the exceptional film Out In The Silence, plus student performances and art work, a raffle, and discussion. Please spread the word, and come!