Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

New run of play for students announced

YouthAware Educational Theatre has announced the next round of Outspoken performances as a rash of teen suicides apparently related to anti-gay harassment continues.

Outspoken examines differences in sexual orientation, race, and other reasons many young people feel ostracized in school and in their communities.

The play, which has been presented to California teens since 2004, will tour Northern and Central California schools from October 26 – December 9.

In a statement today [Wednesday, September 29], Equality California said that Seth Walsh, a 13-year-old from Tehachapi, California, died yesterday. He’d hung himself nine days ago because of years of bullying he endured for being perceived as being gay, EQCA’s statement said.

YouithAware is a program of San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center. Outspoken is approved and sponsored by the San Francisco Unified School District School Health programs for Grades 6-12.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, September 29, 2010 @ 5:08 pm PST
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