How Gustavus is commemorating gay student deaths

The Gustavian Weekly announces that in light of recent national incidents involving the bullying of gay students — and their suicides — and of Coming Out Week at Gustavus Adolphus, the theater and dance department and the student social justice theater troupe I Am We Are have planned a candlelight vigil for October 28 at 10:00 p.m. at the Shakespeare Pit.

Gustavus faculty and students will read the names of the dead.

In explaining why people should come, Senior Religion Major Megan Myhre, a member of the troupe, uses some strong imagery:

“It is important that people come to show their support for people sitting in their rooms, worrying about where it will happen next and if it will happen to them.”

Read more about the vigil here.