The NEI LGBTQ Coalition is comprised of several local and regional organizations with a goal of educating the community on LGBTQ issues, providing support for LGBTQ citizens and bridging the gap in services that exist in our community. Formed in 2012, the Coalition hosts several events and seminars/ workshops throughout the year. The Coalition strives to connect the LGBTQ community of Northeast Indiana with the services and people they need to be successful and happy.
Day of Silence (April 17, 2015)
Silence can create change!
That’s why every year hundreds of thousands of students across the world take a vow of silence on a Friday in April. This quiet but powerful, student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination.
Anyone can organize a Day of Silence activity or event, and it can be a powerful way to band together and take a stand. Learn more about how to register, organize, what your rights are, and what to do if those rights aren’t being respected. Strength in numbers. Solidarity in silence.
Day of Silence Candlelight Vigil
4-17-15 8pm Headwaters Park - Candlelight vigil on the MLK bridge commemorating those who have been bullied or taken their lives because of bullying. Afterwards, participants walked into the park for a "Breaking the Silence" rally with various local leaders speaking about bullying and LGBTQ youth.
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.