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    Talawanda Tribune: February 25, 2017

It Gets Better Shares Their Message of Equality

Talawanda Tribune: Added by waxy on February 25, 2017

On February 23, 2017 the It Gets Better Tour through the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles conducted two performances at Talawanda High School in the Performing Arts Center.

The eight actors/singers brought stories and music with an anti-bullying message.  Performer Tyler told freshmen and sophomores a story about being bullied by students for his sexuality when he was in highschool  The experience was made worse by his teacher who laughed along with the bullies.

Tyler decided to take action and put together a gay/straight alliance and by the end of his time in highschool there were 15-20 kids in the club and he felt like he had created a support system.  He told THS students:  “Find your community and know that you are not alone.”  He also said that standing up to a bully can be as helpful to the bully as it is to the person being bullied.

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