Beyond the Stage: A Benefit for True Colors OUT Youth Theatre

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Beyond the Stage will honor the remarkable courage and strength of True Colors youth, focus on this life-changing program, and show how your kindness impacts the lives of the youth. We invite you to meet True Colors members and hear their voices.

Thursday, November 15th, 6-8 p.m.
The Lenox Hotel (61 Exeter St, Back Bay)

Tickets are $50. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres & cocktails by Bully Boy Distillers.

Who Benefits?

Youth directly participating in the program identified as:
• 59% youth of Color
• 76% identified as LGBTQ

Youth directly participating in the program reported the following risk factors:
• 17% reported having learning or cognitive disabilities
• 54% live in economically depressed urban areas
• 30% reported living in neighborhoods facing violence
• 40% identified as low income
• 53% reported a history of family abuse

What is True Colors OUT Youth Theater?

True Colors: OUT Youth Theater was founded in 1994 with funding from the Department of Education’s Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students. True Colors is one of the nation’s only touring theater programs for LGBT youth and their allies, ages 14-22 in Dorchester, South End, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain. Many of these youth are either homeless or living in foster homes; and some are Department of Children and Families’ clients. The Theater Offensive have made changing destructive behavior of bigotry, discrimination, and violence our life’s work. Every day, we go right into the neighborhoods and schools to do something about it. True Colors creates a safe haven where LGBT youth and their allies are supported and challenged to engage fully in their personal, social, and artistic development.

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[From a news release]

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