California 7th Grader Takes on Bullies

14 Oct

13 year-old Marco Melgoza has had his head slammed into the pavement and been called anti-gay names for a long time now. And with the media surge in gay teen suicides, Marco has decided to take to the streets in front of his school.The purpose of the protest is to educate and encourage parents to get involved. He also would like to see kids who are getting bullied, speaking up.

His father has joined him walking the sidewalk outside Desmond Middle School – wouldn’t it be great if some of our friends in California joined him in his protest? His parents have been very supportive of his work and are glad that Marco is their son. Check out the report from ABC 30.

It’s always so exciting to see new young leaders. No permission is needed to start leading, just the will to change something.



2 Responses to “California 7th Grader Takes on Bullies”

  1. Danny Bettin October 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    It only takes a small voice to change the world thoughts and views …remember that when we chosse to turn our backs on not say something thats when the emeny gets a hold and takes away your strength and power..Thanks for speaking out..sincerely the Cowboy Prince Danny

  2. Dude, I'm Just Effing Saying October 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Hat’s off to this VERY VERY brave youth who is not going to fall victim to this act of cowardice {that seems to be passed along from generation to generation!!!

    This article has an interesting take on this whole bullying shanangans!

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