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Old 09-30-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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PLEASE WATCH! A message about the recent teen suicides

In light of the many (known) teen suicides as of late due to ever rampant homophobia, Ellen took a moment to address the subject on her show. Months ago, I kept wondering why no one in the GLBT media was arguing equal marriage rights for the sake of building a new normal for our children. An acceptance for the next generation that just because they were gay, they wouldn't be denied the same rights and privileges as everyone else. That they wouldn't be bullied or taunted or used as mirrors for someone else's own insecurities and repression.

I was extremely fortunate to have never encountered any of this growing up, and for that I am one of the lucky ones. So watch Ellen's message. There's finally someone with a daily platform on national television who isn't afraid to lift us all up.

Here's the link:
http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2010/09/...lying_0930.php
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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Thank you for posting. It's a sobering reminder of how much work is out there to be done.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
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I'm gonna stick this for a week or so...

I agree with Ellen... "This HAS to stop!!!"

I've also linked the Youtube version, it loaded faster for me...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br7nbQSIyhg
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:36 AM   #4
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Sad and Sickening.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #5
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I also encourage everyone to search youtube for Dan Savage's "It Get's Better" campaign. And to spread the word about it.

It's a bunch of videos of GLBT people sharing their stories and letting young people know that as bad as it can be growing up gay, it gets a lot better.

Some of them are touching. But they're all hopeful.

And that's what the kids who are in crisis need: Hope.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for making this a sticky, this way it won't get lost in the shuffle.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #7
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Ladies and Gentlemen....

Miss Kathy Griffin............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu2JeZn1Uw0
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:30 PM   #8
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I can't help but admire Kathy's work for the GLBT community. She is a true inspiration to all those who know of and love her.
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:11 PM   #9
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Ladies and Gentlemen....

Miss Kathy Griffin............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu2JeZn1Uw0
That was AWESOME.

And she is sooooo right. Republican politicians who are haters, "Christian" leaders who spout hate in the name of God, they have blood on their hands. All of the bullying is simply the logical consequence of their well-publicized hatred. May God have mercy on them.
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That was AWESOME.

And she is sooooo right. Republican politicians who are haters, "Christian" leaders who spout hate in the name of God, they have blood on their hands. All of the bullying is simply the logical consequence of their well-publicized hatred. May God have mercy on them.
Absolute yes.

Thanks for sharing this, Mike.
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Sometimes I see people come to this board because the person or a friend or a family member is looking for advice.

Hope this will help someone. I didn't see it posted anywhere else. Sorry if I missed it.

The Trevor Project ( http://www.thetrevorproject.org) is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth. Their confidential, toll-free hotline (the Trevor Lifeline ) is: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-73867).
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:01 PM   #12
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The best

it gets better.

So moving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:14 AM   #14
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Postage Stamp,

I hope you dont mind, but I merged your thread with this one.

Such a strong message these people are sending! My hope is if some kid comes over here for help, he can watch these and feel at home!


And if you dont mind me adding...

Collin Farrell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pOoe...eature=related

and Neil Patrick Harris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Y52...eature=related
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Our DFW Sisters group held a candle light vigil this past sunday night. Dallas hasn't been very good at this sort of things for quite a number of years, but we got the word out through flyers and FB and we ended up having about 100 people show up and we marched down Cedar Springs in silence with a police escort to a large monument that marks our corner streets. Many people walked out of the bars and joined the group as well. Once we got to the monument we had a prayer for those who have lost their lives due to Bullycide (the term they've given it) and read off the names of the ones who have died just in the past 30 days. The numbers were staggering. Almost 20 names were read. We then passed out information about The Trevor project.

People need to continue to get the message out that this bullying has to stop.

We plan on doing this until we see results.
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