Powerful Message

Filed under: Feel Good Message of the Day,LGBTQ — kaitlyn

Taking Action Against School Bullying

“Last fall, the  brutal, unprovoked beating of Zach, an openly gay student at Unioto High School  in Chillicothe, Ohio, made  national headlines when a video of the incident went viral online. Today, the ACLU  is releasing a new video that features Zach and his mom, Becky Collins.  Zach and Becky describe years of unending  discrimination and harassment that Zach experienced at school based on his  perceived sexual orientation.  As the  years went on, the abuse only escalated.   Becky’s pleas to school officials to protect her son were ignored. And then the  videotaped beating occurred and spread like wildfire online, garnering lots of  attention to the challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)  students like Zach face each day they go to school.”

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/victim-brutal-lgbt-bullying-ohio-school-tells-his-story


Video of the Day – What’s goin on…

You’ve probably already seen this video (over 6.5 million people have) posted by Jonah Mowry, a brave young man sharing his feelings about the bullying he has faced and what it has done to him, but if you haven’t it’s definitely worth watching.  If you have already seen it…watch it again!

Reteaching Gender & Sexuality

Check out this website and watch the video!

“THIS IS A MOVEMENT was created to broaden conversations about a LGBT movement to one that is multi-issued and demands that we understand gender and sexuality within context of our other identities. THIS IS A MOVEMENT is the second video in the Reteaching Gender & Sexuality (RGS) series.”

Bullying, Bisexuality, and Social Media: A Teen’s Perspective

An excerpt:

Mamiverse: You waited about a year to tell your parents and Anna that you were dating a girl. What kept you from telling them?
Sarah: I wasn’t sure how my mom would react, I just didn’t know how to tell her, and I didn’t really know myself what to call it. I liked boys, I still like boys. I didn’t think of it as wanting to date girls, it was that I loved her. I only told my mom when I couldn’t hide how upset I was when we broke up. I told Anna right after I told my mom.

Read the rest here




Filed under: Bullying,LGBTQ,Relationships,Sexuality — kaitlyn

BeLonG To

“BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23.”

Check them out here!

Filed under: Bullying,LGBTQ,Relationships,Sexuality — kaitlyn

It Gets Better! (we promise)


As a new YouthLine-er, it is my pleasure to introduce to you the It Gets Better Project! It Gets Better (let’s abbreviate here, IGB) is a collection of youtube videos made by adults who identify as LGBTQQ. In their videos, they tell us about their coming out stories, their struggles, and eventually their triumphs. There are all sorts of people on there, from Stephen Colbert to a US Marine named Corporal Andrew Stevens, who have videos on the website. While their upbringings, occupations, and personalities may be completely different, they share a common message: It may be tough and seemingly impossible right now, but the harassment does go away as you get older, and that life gets better.

Interested? Check out the link: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/

Have a great day!

Filed under: Bullying,LGBTQ — youthline1

Day of Silence

The Day of Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is a student-led day of action when concerned students take some form of a vow of silence to bring attention to the name-calling, bullying and harassment — in effect, the silencing — experienced by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) students and their allies. The next National Day of Silence will be Friday, April 15, 2011.

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Filed under: LGBTQ — Kovi Altamirano
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