PIXAR: It Gets Better

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Some of the folks who brought us Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles,  WALL-E, Cars, Monsters, Inc., and so much more have made a “It Gets Better” video.  It’s well worth 8 minutes of your time, and I recommend watching it.

 

Your True Colors Will Make It Get Better (via Queer Visalia)

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If I could sing, I’d sing it out, too.

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Candlelight Vigil: Memorial for Lost Gay Youth (via Queer Visalia)

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Candlelight Vigil: Memorial for Lost Gay Youth Saturday, October 9 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm Corner of Mooney Blvd and Walnut, Visalia CA From Brock Neeley: We have all been rocked by the recent announcements of so many young gay people who have committed suicide as a result of anti-gay bullying. I am devastated and angry, and I believe many of you are, too. National Organizations including Marriage Equality USA, the Gay Student Network, "It Gets Better," and others have joined together to call for a … Read More

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Candlelight Vigil: Memorial for All the Lost Gay Youth (via Queer Visalia)

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We’ve reached a tipping point. People across the country have simultaneously reacted to the recent rash of suicides. Reacting, and now acting.

Candlelight Vigil: Memorial for All the Lost Gay Youth Saturday, October 9 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location to be determined Announcement from Brock Neeley We have all been rocked by the recent announcements of so many young gay people who have committed suicide as a result of anti-gay bullying. I am devastated and angry, and I believe many of you are, too. This is a preliminary announcement of an event to occur on October 9. National Organizations including Marriage Equality USA, the Gay Student Network, … Read More

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Seth Walsh Died Yesterday. He Was Killed Long Ago.

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After years of bullying, Seth Walsh, 13, of Tehachapi, hanged himself.  Found unconscious and not breathing,  he was flown to Kern Medical Center and kept on life support for 10 days. He died Tuesday.   A memorial service is planned for Friday, October 1st.

Asher Brown, 13, of Houston, shot himself.

Billy Lucas, 15, of Greensburg Indiana, hanged himself.

All three of these suicides occurred this month, and were due to anti-gay bullying.   Seth had endured years of harassment, both at school and at a local park.  School officials at Jacobsen Middle School say they had no reports of bullying, but had placed Seth in independent study this term, after only 2 weeks of school.  Police in Tehachapi say there is no law against bullying, so they cannot prosecute Seth’s tormentors.  Asher and Billy were also harassed for being gay, or thought gay, and finally took their own lives.

Meanwhile, across this country, right-wing religious nutjobs continue to fight anti-bullying laws, claiming they are part of the “gay agenda”, meant to promote homosexuality.   Sounding pious and self-righteous, they would prevent schools from teaching diversity, tolerance, and respect, especially if sexual orientation is mentioned.  Some have even gone as far as to publicly claim that Billy Lucas was going to hell for embracing homosexuality.

I find myself wishing hell actually existed, so that there could be a special place in it reserved for these people.

Update:

Trevor Project Responds To Recent Tragedies | Blog.

Harry Potter reminds us:

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