The GRE is only a week away so Boy Meets Blog is still on pause BUT there is an event coming up in Salt Lake that I think people should know about.
Issues affecting LGBTQ youth in Utah is a big deal, especially when you consider the numbers. “When LGBTQ youths were asked if they’re verbally harassed, 69% of respondents in a recent survey said yes in Utah compared to 53% nationwide. When asked if they’re physically assaulted, 27% said yes in Utah compared to 17% nationwide. About 65% of Utah teens said their state government is not LGBTQ accepting and 74% said churches in their community aren’t either. The teen homeless population here is hugely disproportionately LGBTQ. And, the often-cited official/unofficial estimate on LGBTQ suicide attempts in Utah is about one per week.”
There’s one word for that: Unacceptable.
To facilitate a dialogue about LGBTQ issues in Utah and to help raise money for the Homeless Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake, the creators of the critically acclaimed (seriously, check out these reviews) online TV show Husbands, Brad Bell and Sean Hemeon, will be in Salt Lake at the Rose Wagner Theater downtown on November 11th . It’s comedy for a cause! They will be joined by writer Jane Espenson, representatives from national LGBTQ organizations, and Associate Professor of Psychology David Huebner. University of Utah Professor Anne Jamison will moderate the discussion.
For more information about this event and to buy tickets, click here.
I’ve never seen the show Husbands but I like the premise:
“For too long newlywed comedy has been defined as a comedy between one man and one woman. Husbands is a story with a classic premise, as told in a marriage equalized-world.”