Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You Can’t Tell Me That Bullying Is Not A Problem

The sad story of another child, too young at 10 years old to even know what sexuality is about, is another example of the thousands of adolescents each year that commit suicide from the bullying they receive that includes taunts about homosexuality.

As I noted before, gay youth are four times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual peers. This is a very serious problem of which the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) advocates awareness and intervention. Their program, Day of Silence, was designed to highlight the problem of bullying in school. You’ll remember I noted that GayPatriotWest/Dan Blatt on the gaypatriot.net site called the program “a silly stunt.”

To find out more about what you can do about this problem, visit the GLSEN website or another gay teen advocacy group, The Trevor Project.

 

(hattip to Joe.My.God.)

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