Today has been designated as the day when people around the world are remembering the six young men who took their own lives this year as a result of homophobic bullying. The Spirit Day event has been broadcast to people in Dallas, Oakland, among other cities around the world.
Even though I'm 5,500 miles away, I'll be wearing something purple this Wednesday to show my support for the fight against homophobia.
In downtown Los Angeles, years ago, we met while working as editorial assistants at the Los Angeles Times. Today, we're still young, thirsty female journalists, on various paths of life (Chau in Silver Lake and Leslie in Brooklyn), here to deliver our best finds from this city and beyond, via the BEAT of young los angeles. Get comfortable and stay a while. Check back often!