More than $10,000 was raised for a national suicide crisis hotline for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youths at two charity events Friday.
Donations were taken at a candlelight vigil in Phoenix Park, followed by a charity toast at Soundbar, a bar and dance club on South Limestone Street.
The vigil, held in honor of teens and young adults who have committed suicide because of bullying, raised about $140. That was matched by the Gay and Lesbian Service Organization, totalling $240, GLSO events director Orvis Kean said.
Around $10,000 was raised at the toast, according to Isaac Kurs, co-owner of Soundbar.
The toast drew several notable guests including Fayette Circuit Court Judge Ernesto Scorsone, Urban County Councilwoman Diane Lawless and Mayor-elect Jim Gray, Kurs said.
The money was given Tuesday to The Trevor Project, the national hotline for youths in crisis.