I thought I'd share with you this very well-written response to Liam Payne by a gay teen, regarding Payne's controversial defense of Mr. Duck. (Phil Robertson) Just click here.
Great article on how the BSA got so conservative, as compared to the Girl Scouts. Read full article at: "Boy Scouts Are From Mars, Girl Scouts Are From Venus."
Excellent article from Time Magazine. "From playground cruelty to the online rumor mill, we're hearing more about bullying than ever, but are we getting better at helping kids and teens cope? TIME looks at the facts behind all those sensational headlines — what we know and don't know about why bullying happens and what we can do to minimize its effects." Read full article at: "A Separate Peace?"
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Remember Seth Walsh. Read story at: "Seth Walsh Lives On: San Diego Remembers Teen’s Death One Year Later."
I'm not even kidding. Read full story at: "School Kicks Out Teen For Being Gay."
Unfortunately, it looks like the "gay panic" defense is alive and well - even in California. For full story, read "Mistrial Declared for Teen Murderer of Gay Teen."
From 2009 to 2010, there was an astounding 23% increase in murders of LGBT and HIV-affected people in the United States, with the second highest yearly total ever recorded by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Read full story here.
"A New York woman whose seventh-grade son committed suicide a year ago after being bullied by schoolmates is suing the city, alleging nothing was done to stop the abuse." Read full story here.
"According to a new survey, the majority of gay students in Minnesota have experienced some form of harassment in school." Read full story at "1 in 5 Gay Minn. Students Has Been Bullied."
Jay Jordan Hawke is author of the Two-spirit Chronicles, which includes: Pukawiss the Outcast, A Scout is Brave, and Onwaachige the Dreamer.