Hundreds of members of Charleston’s gay community, straights, trans-genders and more gathered in Charleston to rally against recent violence and tragedies affecting the gay community. Those who attended the “The Rally to Remember Fallen Teens” in Charleston shared a similar message:
“If they can just hold on that things do get better, and they can be the people that they want to be and be okay with that,” says Barbara Tuttle.”
Barbara Tuttle was at the rally in support and told WCIV there are people out there to help gay teenagers who are troubled. Charleston’s “We Are Family” outreach organization says it wants to help combat the bullying around town against gay teens.
One of the most recent incidents was the Rutgers University student who jumped off a New York City bridge after an Internet video of him and another man having sex was broadcast.