Last week, 15 year old Billy Lucas from Indiana walked into his Grandmother’s barn and hung himself when the anti-gay bullying became too much for him to bear. Anti-bullying laws are being enacted all over the country – but not quickly enough for this young boy.
Being a freshman in high school is tough enough as it is. Add on to those usual stresses that the world around you tells you endlessly that something is wrong with you. Add on to that a belief that you will never, ever be happy because of this perceived defect. No kid should have to go through this.
While anti-bullying laws are slowly spreading throughout the country, we have to do more than this. We need to be responsible adults and create change by educating everyone we meet. We need to create the world where these children know there is nothing wrong with them, a world where there is ALWAYS a better solution. If we don’t talk about it, nothing will change.