Reach OUT

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When and Where:
Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
at First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ

7171 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46240

Special Venue Instructions: parking lot is at back of church. use the driveway north of the church
IYG 2013
Picture Credit:
Mary Byrne

Indiana Youth Group, Leila F. Peters


Event Description:

Join us to recognize and understand the lives of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) people through a mixture of storytelling, music, dance, and literature.

Listen as Leila Peters shares the biographies of lesbians in long-term relationships from her book In Spite of Everything . . . . for the woman she loved.

The focus will then shift to members of the Indiana Youth Group (IYG). These young people will tell the stories of what they risk to be themselves as they dare to be "out" in a society that is still reluctant and sometimes hostile.

Then experience the hauntingly beautiful and sometimes agonizing music of pianist/composer Adrienne Torf, composed to accompany the exhibition, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1935. The first movement is “Solitude.”  In the second movement  “People Like Us,” dancers will portray the joy of falling in love and discovering others like them. Suddenly, the mood shifts, threatening, pounding chords usher in Nazi guards who beat the lovers then drag them away.
The last movement of Torf’s composition, called “We Need,” is uplifting, gentle, hopeful, and contains a poem written by June Jordan, and recited by IYG members.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on your experience in small group discussions with presenters, congregational leaders, and PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) members.

Presented by Indiana Youth Group and First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ. 765-412-3228 or

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