They’re Our Responsibility.

7 Nov

As many as 1 in 4 LGBT teens is kicked out of their house when they come out of the closet.

With more and more kids coming out at younger ages, the social change among families who are more conservative or more religious is sometimes not as rapid as we wished. And children are bearing the brunt of the backlash from greater LGBT visibility around the country. So here we have thousands of kids who’ve been disowned by their parents and whose responsibility is it to care for these kids, to educate them and give them a sense of family and community? It’s ours.

Out Music has a new initiative to help sponsor these kids and some incredible people are participating. Please take a look at this video and do what you can to help.

 

 

4 Responses to “They’re Our Responsibility.”

  1. aucunknowntruths November 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Wow. Interesting statistic. May I ask where you got it from? “Knowledge is power”, or so they say. Thanks for the post. May you be at peace.

    • Jamie McGonnigal November 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

      I can’t find it right now, but I believe it originated with PFLAG.

      • aucunknowntruths November 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

        No worries, that’ll be fine. Peace to you.

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    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Patrick Joel Martin, Maggie Zerger, P2 Activist, Michael Diviesti, Jamie McGonnigal and others. Jamie McGonnigal said: Gay Teens are Our Responsibility http://bit.ly/9drwhG #LGBT #GayHomelessness #GayTeens @TalkEquality […]

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