Don’t despair.

1 Oct

Bullies.

Its been one week since we started this project, and we have written about little else.  It’s been the dominating issue in LGBT news and it has taken many forms.  Bullying in schools caused Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, and Billy Lucas to complete suicide.   Cyber bullying from an elected official is making life very difficult for Chris Armstrong.  Fernando Sampaio has been harassed and tormented by his boss and coworkers.

In the face of this constant torment it’s tempting to despair.  For Seth, Asher, and Billy the oppression they faced was too much.  Countless others are constantly struggling to keep going.

We can give them hope.  We can turn this around.


Just this week there are a host of organizations and people taking the fight to the bullies.   Below I’ve assembled a short list of resources, both immediate  and ongoing, that can put a stop to this:

These are just a few of the resources available and actions you can take.   But that’s not enough.  It starts with us committing to fighting bullying in all of its forms and using every possible teaching opportunity to educate our friends and neighbors.  Only by sharing these stories and talking about this issue in our networks can we make this possible.

Take action and spread hope.

7 Responses to “Don’t despair.”

  1. jeraldnewman October 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    bully kids are part of our society and they come from families, from our families, very often we don’t have free time to sit and talk to kids about problems attitudes, values, even about religion.

  2. Palak October 2, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    I don’t understand what one gets from harassing/bulling others.Fun doesn’t come from putting others down.
    However I think kids still do it because they are not controlled and there is lack of right guidance.

    Another Tyler Clementi’s Suicide Hits Fellow Rutgers Students Hard :http://tinyurl.com/285xe5v

  3. hanna October 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    Please also check out To Write Love on Her Arms campaign… It’s a wonderful mission.

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