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We Are Family Hosts “Spirit Day” Event on 10/21

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303299_477490545599246_1499785203_nOn Friday, October 21st, We Are Family (WAF), a local organization, will mark Spirit Day by hosting an event featuring young LGBTQI artists of color. “Spirit Day: True Colors, True Spirit” will start at 6:30 pm at The Southern Gallery.

Spirit Day is a global event that encourages everyone to stand-up against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth. You can learn more about it from GLAAD’s website.
The local event will feature a program that will celebrate the creative expressions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) youth of color. Highlights include:
  • Musical performance by Blame the Youth (Charlotte)
  • Fashion show featuring Gap inc., Buckle of Mt. Pleasant, and Lily Pulitzer
    • Hosted by Jonatan Guerrero Ramirez
  • Healing space and tarot card readings by Emery Acevedo
  • Spoken Word poetry from Cayden Webber
  • Vocal performances from local talent Will Buchanan
  • Live fashion portrait sketches by Carrie Beth Waghorn
  • Refreshments from The Cocktail Bandits and Pure Fluff
  • Performance art from local LGBTQI youth of color

WAF is a nonprofit organization that provides support and leadership development opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and straight ally youth

The Southern Gallery is located at 2 Carlson Court in Charleston.

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