‘Husbands’ Raise Awareness About LGBT Youth in Utah

Team Husbands at New York Comic Con (photo by Andrew Villagomez)

When LGBT youths were asked if they’re verbally harassed, 69% of respondents in a recent survey said yes in Utah compared to 53% nationwide. When asked if they’re physically assaulted, 27% said yes in Utah compared to 17% nationwide. The teen homeless population is hugely disproportionately LGBT in Utah, and it is estimated that every week at least one LGBT suicide attempt is made. Award-winning web series Husbands will be traveling to Salt Lake City next Sunday (November 11) to raise awareness about at-risk LGBT youth in Utah.

Join creator and writer Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire SlayerOnce Upon A Time), and actor-wrtier Brad “Cheeks” Bell and his on-screen husband Sean Hemeon (Brady) for an evening of comedy and panel discussion with representatives from national LGBT organizations about solutions to this issue. Produced by SB Dance, the event will be held at the Rose Wagner Theater at 7 P.M. (doors open at 6 for a social hour), and all proceeds of the event will go to Youth Homeless Resource Center of Salt Lake City. Donations for tickets and the cause can be made online, and there is also an event for it on Facebook.

View a video and read about the Husbands comic series after the jump …

Husbands has recently released their digital comic book series, published by Dark Horse Comics. At New York Comic Con they released that each of the six issues of the series will have different themes, ranging from superhero and outer space, and all be gathered in a printed graphic novelization in March 2013. The first issue can be purchased here, and a preview of the series with art is available on Out.com.

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