Anti-bullying play seeks to give LGBTQ youth hope
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
A decades long societal problem takes center stage at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
An ensemble of actors are bringing LGBTQ issues to center stage with the musical “It Gets Better," the grassroots campaign that uses music to let LGBTQ youth know that there's light at the end of the tunnel.
Many of the actors in the play are part of the LGBTQ community. It’s about real stories of bullying, self- image, tolerance, and acceptance.
Austin Klich is a member of the cast. As a transgender woman, she understands how bullying can break one’s spirit, especially growing up in their teen years.
“Locker rooms. Super uncomfortable when I didn’t have little gaggle of girls around me,” says Klich.
She says when she was in high school she would make sure not to rock the boat.
But like the show say, it got better.
Now, she’s bringing issues she’s faced center stage and giving a voice to those who are dealing with the struggles of coming out.
Now that Austin has come into her own, she wants others to feel that same confidence.
“I really hope you enjoy it. And I really hope it reaches a part of you,” says Klich.
The show tonight was sold out.