it gets better

i find it really important at this moment of my life (in which i have no voice whatsoever, for 3 days now!), to share dan savage's campaign 'it gets better'. people like tim gunn, jake shears, zachary quinto and many videologgers have been sharing their life experiences, paying an homage to people who, like billy lucas, face bullying and consider suicide as the only option.

also take a look at trevor project

A 15-year-old took his own life last week in what is thought to be another suicide at least partially connected to school bullying.

Billy (William) Lucas, who was a student at Greensburg Community High School, was found hanging in a family owned barn on Thursday evening.

While reports say that Lucas made no reference to bullying in his suicide note, it has been suggested that he was the victim of a sustained campaign of bullying at the hands of some of his classmates.
In particular, it is reported that he was subjected to taunts about his perceived sexual orientation and was called "fag" among other jibes. It should be noted that Billy never self-identified as being gay.
"People would call him 'fag' and stuff like that, just make fun of him because he's different basically," said student Dillen Swango.
Students said on that same day, some students told Billy to kill himself.
"They said stuff like 'you're like a piece of crap' and 'you don't deserve to live.' Different things like that. Talked about how he was gay or whatever," said Swango.

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Anónimo disse...

jesus christ!