Hundreds gather for vigil against bullying

October 8, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The event started as a response to the recent suicide of a Rutgers University student. Tyler Clementi killed himself after his roommate allegedly posted a video of him in a sexual encounter with another man. But it was expanded to show support for anyone who has been bullied.

Some speakers shared their own experiences. Others just wanted to reach out to those who are being bullied.

"There's just so many out there who aren't comfortable and aren't ready to you know be who they are. And I just want to embrace all of them," said Maureen Goldin.

Organizers hope events like this galvanize the community to prevent bullying.

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