Candlelight vigil against bullying coming up in Georgia

The "Candlelight Vigil Against Bullying, Jealousy, Hatefulness and for Love & Peace" will be happening November 15, 2014 from 6:30pm-9:30 pm at Rotary Plaza and the Rome City Auditorium in Rome, Georgia.

The vigil is sponsored by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics, P.C. and features many speakers giving testimonials and performances throughout the evening. There is an outdoor and indoor program planned. In the outdoor program, there will be entertainment and testimonials, including a sing along of Taylor Swift's hit song "Shake it Off". After the outdoor portion, there will be a parade from Rotary Plaza to the Rome City Auditorium, where the indoor portion of the program will take place. They will be showing trailers to two movies, "Breaking Glass" and "Bully" during the indoor portion of the program. Amongst the entertainment, there will also be an interfaith prayer and a call for action with an anti-bullying pledge and an announcement of the Anti-Bullying Foundation, as well as more speeches and testimonials.

Nearly 2 out of 3 LGBT students report being bullied in school. Spirit Day, which took place on October 16, is the largest anti-bullying campaign in the world that supports LGBT youth, and inspired millions to wear purple or ‘go purple’ online in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. Each year, Spirit Day draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals. Spirit Day was made possible by the generous support of its national partners PepsiCo and Wells Fargo, as well as official partner Comcast-NBCUniversal, and supporting partner American Eagle Outfitters.

GLAAD supports Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics, P.C. with their event and encourage the people of Rome, GA and surrounding areas to attend and show your support in a stand against bullying. More information abouut the vigil and about Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics can be found on their Facebook page.