Indiana LGBT Allies Launch “You Have a Purpose Project”

By Tim Peacock

You Have a Purpose Project

In response to the comments made by now-suspended Indiana special education teacher Diana Medley, several LGBT allies came together and formed a supportive, pro-LGBT alliance using a play on Medley’s infamous “gays have no purpose” interview. The organization – called “You Have a Purpose Project” – is collaboration of the Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination, Indiana Equality Action, FairTalk, and Indiana PFLAG according to its Facebook page. What makes this organization (and new movement) so great are the voices: it isn’t just another faceless LGBT rights organization fighting hate speech. Rather, it’s a site full of videos from real people saying how much the LGBT community means to them – and how much of a purpose LGBY youth have. It’s truly inspiring. Click through the link above to see several videos on their Facebook wall. Here’s one for good measure:

 About Tim Peacock:
For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In creating Peacock Panache, he’s combined two of his favorite hobbies: blogging and current events/politics. When not working here, Tim toils away at editing & rewriting the novels he’s completed over the years. You can read samples of his other work here.

You can find Tim elsewhere online at his personal website. You can also find him on LinkedIn as well as on Twitter as @timsimms

Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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