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A night dedicated to eliminating LGBT youth suicide through love, hope and indie rock music. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 3, 2011.

A night dedicated to eliminating LGBT youth suicide through love, hope and indie rock music.

About this project

WHY AM I ORGANIZING THIS CONCERT?

I attended a number of vigils when Proposition 8 passed. At these protests, I got to see the light in people’s eyes and the sorrow in their hearts as they stood up for what they believed in. That experience made me realize how important it is to have the moral courage to support those who constantly have hatred thrown upon them, and rights taken away from them, simply for who they are. It made me realize that I needed to take a stand.

In September of this past year 15 year-old Billy Lucas hung himself because he bullied for being gay. Around that time there were also many other reported suicides by LGBT youth only a few years older than I. This devastated me, and once again reminded me how important it is to take a stand.

IT GETS INDIE

It Gets Indie will be a concert benefitting The Trevor Project and It Gets Better. The concert will bring together some great indie bands to help end suicides among LGBT teens. For the concert I am going to rent out one of SF's prominent rock venues such as the Great American Music Hall or Slim's.

The money raised through this Kickstarter project will go directly to funding the production of the concert. From funding the venue to paying for sound equipment and engineers, every dollar you give will make It Gets Indie possible.

THE CAUSES

It Gets Better:

In September 2010, in response to the recent suicides, the “It Gets Better Project” was founded. It is a YouTube channel where adults of all sexual orientations post videos for LGBTQ teens letting them know that life really does get better, and that it is worth living to experience it. At this point there are about 3,000 videos and growing.

The Trevor Project:

The Trevor Project was founded in 1998, and is a “suicide helpline” for suicidal LGBTQ youth. It also has online chat rooms and Q & A’s. The Trevor Project has also recently become affiliated with It Gets Better, for they are both oriented towards suicidal LGBTQ youth.

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