LANCASTER – In an ongoing effort to promote change and awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer issues through humor and honesty, The OUT Project and the SOAR Gay/Straight Alliance are offering a free presentation of “Everyone Is Gay.”
The program will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cafeteria of Antelope Valley College on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Founded by Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid, the production of “Everyone is Gay” derives from a humorous advice website for LGBTQ youth. Russo and Owens-Reid tour high school and college campuses, nationwide, delivering a witty interactive presentation that focuses on issues surrounding the LGBTQ community, with the mission to encourage students to become and remain informed, and to take action in the fight for equality.
When asked what the focus of these events are, Russo comments, “We want to talk to kids about the realities they are facing presently, and push them to change the things around them as they currently exist. We believe that youth, especially, have the power to bring change through both their attitudes and actions.”
View “Everyone is Gay” performance video below.
The OUT Project, a youth program of The OUTreach Center, provides local advocacy and social activities for 14-24 year olds. A non-profit grassroots organization, The OUTreach Center provides support, services, and community activities for the LGBT community in the region, including anti-bullying rallies, educational presentations to address discriminatory actions in public accommodations, a professionally-facilitated transgender support group, and the annual Pride Festival in June.
Their mission statement is to demonstrate leadership in community education and outreach on LGBTQ issues by advocating for an Antelope Valley that values humanity and diversity; to seek to build the foundation of an enduring and thriving LGBTQ community through celebration, connection, and empowerment; and to strive to embody dignity, integrity, and courage in our pursuit of social justice.
For more information about “Everyone is Gay,” contact OUT Project President Amy Bruhl at 661-348-1794, email at Amy@OUTreachCenterAV.org, or visit www.OUTreachCenterAV.org.