Archive for ‘bullying’

July 2, 2012

Anderson Cooper Just Got Even Cooler ( if that is actually possible)

No point going into the already widely distributed details but Anderson Cooper, CNN’s most prominent journalist and one of the world’s most recognizable personalities finally confirmed what many already took for granted.

Via Think Progress

Also, seeing as he is a journalist best known for fearlessness, integrity and honesty – that sort of blows views people in some quarters may have about gay people.

 

April 23, 2012

Day of Silence. Trinidad.

Much more to come.

More to come.

April 19, 2012

This Blog Will Be Silent Until Midnight April 20th

April 16, 2012

14-year-old Kenneth James Weishuhn of Primghar, Iowa took his life on Saturday, April 14th 2012, after being bullied for recently coming out as a GLBT teen a few months ago.

This is via @equalitopia and CNN ireport

14-year-old Kenneth James Weishuhn of Primghar, Iowa took his life on Saturday, April 14th 2012, after being bullied for recently coming out as a GLBT teen a few months ago.

I can’t yet verify the facts but will note any change. ( There is a FB tribute  page here). The facts have been verified by a reader. Get more details from the Paulina Times here.

Thankfully here in T&T a number of great young people have set up the  Silver Lining Foundation to help stop this madness.

And LGBTnation  news has a story on the tragedy. When will this stop?  LGBTnews  says funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar, Iowa.

 

April 13, 2012

LOVE = LOVE

Lovely video from the always inspiring TheRealJazzBertie noting that the equation is simple.

March 22, 2012

Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development, Verna St. Rose-Greaves interview

Interview was conducted at ieTV studios on March 14, 2012 and aired at 7pm the same day. Technical crew: Leroy Smart -Director and Ryan Gomez-Burke.

 

February 28, 2012

5th Annual Pink Shirt Day Against Bullying

February 29th marks the 5th year since two Nova Scotia students distributed fifty pink shirts to their classmates to show solidarity for a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. To celebrate and raise awareness kids in British Colombia, Canada  staged a flash mob at the Provincial Legislature.

 

More detailed article on Pink Shirt Day on ACTUP.org

February 23, 2012

New Bullying Documentary Premiers Soon

Original video link via gay.net

This soon to be released documentary looks excellent and I am sure it will be a deeply emotional experience.

According to their Facebook page:

Bully is coming to a theatre near you on March 30. 2012 Bully: This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied, making it the most common form of violence young people in the U.S. experience. Directed by Sundance- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, Bully is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary—at its heart are those with the most at stake and whose stories each represent a different facet of this bullying crisis. Following five kids and families over the course of a school year, the film confronts bullying’s most tragic outcomes, including the stories of two families who’ve lost children to suicide and a mother who waits to learn the fate of her 14 –year-old daughter, incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With rare access to the Sioux City Community School District, the film also gives an intimate glimpse into school busses, classrooms, cafeterias and even principles offices, offering insight into the often-cruel world of children, as teachers, administrators and parents struggle to find answers. While the stories examine the dire consequences of bullying, they also give testimony to the courage and strength of the victims of bullying and seek to inspire real changes in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children, and in society as a whole. Through the power of these stories, Bully aims to be a catalyst for change and to turn the tide on an epidemic of violence that has touched every community in the United States—and far beyond.

February 19, 2012

This Last Week and Month have Been Interesting.

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What a ride it has been these last few weeks.  I work for a very small TV company so when I returned from Canada  another manager decided she had to go on vacation which resulted in me working for 39 days non-stop.   That sucks so much I can’t describe  and add writing for Fodor’s when I got home at night and you see what a hell my life has been. On the wonderfully happy side, I also sent my first article to Gaylaxy Magazine ( India) and  my first article on ACTUP.org both of which made me incredibly proud.

On Thursday my 39 days of working producing the news,interviews and my  call-in show came to an end  so yesterday the ‘gay agenda’ dictated that I had to clean. Thankfully my wonderful Ex  came and helped enormously – with the blessing of his current.

This evening I was wandering on the internet and discovered an article by an amazing young gay person called Troy Roness and I noticed that Randy R Potts also posted him on Facebook.  To make a long story short the article is the grittiest article I have ever read – the title alone says it all : “It’s time: Yes,  I’m gay, and I’m unapologetic”

Staring at myself in a mirror, I internalized my shame, guilt, and insecurities. I believed my appearance defined my existence. The perfect grades, the perfect body, and appearing flawless would somehow make me complete. I’ve learned, though, that we aren’t mean to be “perfect”; we’re meant to be whole.

Read the Huffington Post article here.

January 21, 2012

The Incredibly Awesome Masterbeat 2012 Countown.

Masterbeat’s mixdown/mashup in music and video of the best songs and major entertainment,  pop culture, political and LGBT events of 2011.I was waiting forever for them to upload this year’s video and notice that I must have missed when they uploaded it two weeks ago.

As it stirs memories expect to feel  elation, sadness, and everything in between. Enjoy!

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