NewsPublic Affairs / March 3, 2014

Indy Pride To Host A Night To Unite

Sam Klemet
Indy Pride To Host A Night To Unite

Young people in Indianapolis will take the stage, Monday, to showcase some of their talents.

It’s part of an annual event to raise money for college and awareness of those who have been bullied.

The event is called A Night to Unite.  This is its third year hosted by Indy Pride.

Vice President Chris Morehead says part of what is raised is used to reach out to young people who need support.

"It's really to reach out to the youth and say 'It does get better.  We know. We've been there.  We've got your backs and please reach out for help if you need it,'" said Morehead.  "Get out into the gay-straight alliances in high schools and get out in the field to the youths and be able to help affect them and make sure they have the support they need."

Since its inception, the event has raised $8,000 toward the "It Gets Better" project and youth scholarships.

Morehead says with same-sex marriage as a hot topic at the Statehouse this session, this year’s event carries extra significance.

"Anything we do, but this (event) especially - being a youth audience - and targeted towards youth and entirely family friendly events, yes, it absolutely carries more weight.  And, it should."