Suicide is the second leading cause for LGBT adolescents. Religious groups are the most outspoken against the LGBT community, leading LGBT youth to have a negative self worth. Many religious groups stick to their respective rhetoric instead of choosing compassion. Bare: A Pop Opera brings to light the effects religious rhetoric has on youth, the severity of bullying on an individual and on a community, and the importance of support for LGBT youth. The design concept for Bare: A Pop Opera will shine a light on these themes and issues.
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