LBG kids more likely to smoke, carry a gun, eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day, etc
Two artists think that the experience of, and feelings associated with, being bullied should be expressed and shared – and that’s inspirational.
The New York Times has spoken with roughly 100 gay teens about their experiences – and they want to hear about yours, too.
Even in Canada, where everyone is suposed to be nice, two-thirds of gay students feel unsafe in school. Oh, kids. No matter where you look, they’re finding a way to be assholes.
Molly Wei will testify against her high school friend in addition to court-mandated learning on “how to respect people of different backgrounds.”
“If you’re different in school, that makes you an outsider. If you’re different as an adult, that makes you interesting, fun and often successful.”
“Please, tell your stories. And spread the word, so that all of our voices are heard.”
Dharun Ravi, the roommate of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who committed suicide last September, has been indicted on 15 counts and if convicted, will serve 5-10 years.
A new study from Oregon shows that when you treat queer teens like actual humans, they are significantly more likely to want to be alive. (Being in a democrat-majority county is also helpful, sidenote)
Today thousands of students will be silent for all or part of the school day to call attention to the harassment and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Three tales of terror from the crypt of “Dude, you’re like, a grown man. Are you serious?” / “Brokeback Mountain jokes haven’t been funny for YEARS.”
What if you had found out about gay historical figures and role models from your teacher, and not frantic late-night googling?
The “It Gets Better” campaign is becoming a book. Guess who’s in it? Okay, it’s Autostraddle’s own Gabrielle Rivera!
Gay bullying is not a “fact of life,” and it needs to stop. And well, we’re in luck- because it soon may be a thing of the past. GET READY FOR A BUNCH OF EXCITING UPDATES!
The administrators of Flour Bluff High School are making major strides, all it took was the threat of a lawsuit from the ACLU to get them to reluctantly grant a hospitalized teen temporary permission to have a GSA!
Anti-gay parents denied right to adopt, fighting for same-sex marriages to resume in California, a lesbian got sent home from the army for being “lovestruck,” and everything else you/we missed.
This isn’t the first time a high school has threatened to cut all extracurricular clubs because they didn’t want to have a Gay Straight Alliance. But this week marks the first time someone actually has! Way to go, Flour Bluff High School in Texas!
THIS DATA IS A SCIENTIFIC REASON TO CHALLENGE HOMOPHOBIA, VIOLENCE, AND HARASSMENT, EVERYONE.
Why would a high school administration rather take away the National Honor Society and the Zombie Appreciation Club than let their kids have a Gay Straight Alliance?
Who wants to tell the truth about gay bullying? Who wants to get their head shoved into a swimming pool? Are eyes the windows to your soul, or are they just things you look out of while scary music plays?