Not all of our stories end well

28 Sep

Now comes this horrible story out of texas.  13 year old Asher Brown shot himself in the head with his stepfather’s 9mm just outside of Houston.  According to the family young Asher was tormented at school for a wide variety of things, not the least of which the perception of the other students that he was gay.

How long?

This is a prime opportunity for us to take action to stop these tragedies and create safe spaces for ALL children.  Coming up on Oct. 5th there is a National Day of Action put on by the Safe Schools Action Network.

This is the reason our children need these protections.

Lets make sure this kind of torture stops by creating safe places for all children.

4 Responses to “Not all of our stories end well”

  1. Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    Thanks for posting this very sad story. I will share it on my blog as well. I just posted something about NOM and how they have blood on their hands.

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