Archive for October 13th, 2010

October 13, 2010

The global family of those who care and want to end hatred.

I am always deeply grateful that people read this blog and, given the change of tone lately to make it more relevant, I am especially happy to see that it has resonated. There is a global family out there of people who resent inequality and who want to see an end to hatred and little kids being driven to despair. Like many of you I went through what they are going through and we should all feel very angry that it is still happening now.

Based on this random capture of some of the readers that visited today and the fact that many of them read about Spirit Day on October 20, 2010 I hope that the world looks a bit more purple that day. I am just one voice and I am sure there are hundreds of thousands of us on the web calling for a change. An end to hatred and an end to kids feeling that there is something wrong with them just because they are a bit different. And if you are a young person reading this – look at how big your family is – in just a few hours on one small blog coming from a very small island.

We care and if we all raise our voices together we can change the world.

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October 13, 2010

Touching message

From what is quick becoming one of my favourite sites for news. AmericaBlog Gay.

Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns reaches out to LGBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope.

On October 20th  wear purple in memory of these and many more wonderful lives we have lost to hatred.

October 13, 2010

Is Jamaica Homophobic? | Bruce Golding | Big Think

Is Jamaica Homophobic? | Bruce Golding | Big Think.

Surely, that was a rhetorical question.

October 13, 2010

A kid sings against hate

I promised him I would post it and I am :

October 13, 2010

In memory of Matthew Shepard

 

A beautiful life lost and a horror that persists.

 

I wanted this to have a separate entry. I will leave it to GLAAD’s blog to sum it up for me. And if you are a journalist I would urge you to download the GLAAD guidelines for journalists.

In any case here is GLAAD’s article on Matthew Shepard. Read it and weep as we all should.