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Missouri Group Memorializing LGBT Suicides

University of
Missouri Group Memorializing LGBT Suicides

An LGBT group at the University of Missouri in Columbia is placing 1,752 flags on campus grounds today to memorialize gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender suicides.

An LGBT group at the University of Missouri in Columbia is placing 1,752 flags on campus grounds today to memorialize gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender suicides.

The flags -- planted at the Carnahan Quad -- represent the number of suicides that occur each year among members of the LGBTQ community nationwide. Later in the day, event participants will remove the flags and write on the back of them what they will do to help decrease the amount of LGBT suicides.

According to Allies in Action, the University of Missouri group organizing the event, an LGBT person commits suicide every five hours due to homophobia. (Neal Broverman, The Advocate)

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