Laneia’s Team Pick: An interesting article on the ‘Lady Gaga changed my life!’ revolution.
Jamey Rodemeyer loved Lady Gaga, made an It Gets Better video, had a cute tumblr, and now he is dead.
By offering your friends a shoulder to cry on, you can help save a life, according to The Trevor Project’s new campaign.
Dharun Ravi wants all charges against him dismissed — and the papers filed in his defense offer new insights into what happened to Tyler Clementi.
In the past two years, nine teenagers in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District have committed suicide. The district is represented by Michele Bachmann, has numerous anti-gay policies. Coincidence? Critics think not.
Brandon McInerney faces life in prison after shooting Larry King in 2008. The defense argues that he was provoked by ‘advances’ and too young to deal with it properly.
The New York Times has spoken with roughly 100 gay teens about their experiences – and they want to hear about yours, too.
Molly Wei will testify against her high school friend in addition to court-mandated learning on “how to respect people of different backgrounds.”
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.
Not all gay kids are depressed — and not all straight kids are happy. In The New York Times’ “Gay or Straight, Teenagers Aren’t So Different,” experts discuss new research and make salient points. This whole thing reminds me of “Pump up the Volume.”
It’s 2010, and Portia de Rossi just changed her last name to DeGeneres. How is bullying of gay kids in school really still a life-threatening problem? Finally, an actual expert gives you some answers.
Madonna adds her voice to the It Gets Better Project, Skins USA has more sneak peaks at the lez, Sue Sylvester is getting married – to a woman? and someone thinks GLAAD is a bully.
Brandon Bitner was fourteen and went to school in Pennsylvania and played Mario Kart with his friends and now he’s dead.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by everything or anything: the family & friends of 26-year old Joseph Jefferson and 19-year-old Raymond Chase remember “out and proud” community leaders. Also; an update on the Terrel Williams suicide hoax some sick f*ck played on the internet.
Corey Jackson, a sophomore at Oakland University in Michigan, was gay and killed himself.
Largely positive, and largely in video form! A Fort Worth councilman breaks every part of your heart and then puts it back together again, awesome kids with awesome families fighting against queerphobia, and other people working to help our communities.
We need gay and lesbian teens to stop killing themselves. Which means we need the rest of the world to stop making it so fucking hard for them that it feels like they would be better off dead.
An update on Chantal Dubé’s story and a statement from her family.
“Jeanine [Blanchette] admitted herself to a hospital in September. She was put on prescription medication and was released several days later. Her mother feels she was released too soon.”
Taking stock of what fresh hell of gay teen bullying suicide crisis nightmare heartbreak grief we have woken up into today. There’s some good news and also Ellen, so all in all you should probably read it.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed.