Posts tagged ‘Kids’

October 18, 2012

South Africa ‘Pushes Purple’ for Spirit Day 2012.

Spirit Day 2012 and the spirit of  support expands around the world showing bullied kids and bullied LGBT kids in particular that  they have allies everywhere. Wear purple…such an easy way to make a difference and if a kid comes up to you as a result thank your lucky stars that you have been privileged to offer support and safe harbor.

April 13, 2012

Kicked Out: LGBT Youth Experience Homelessness

One in four LGBT kids are kicked out after coming out.

Via ITLMEDIA

April 13, 2012

LOVE = LOVE

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

December 12, 2011

I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus

So my favorite family in the  world Depfox  has uploaded another video.  Seriously, this is an indictment of all the traditional ideas of family. Two amazing guys and their amazing kids proceeding with their lives. Except – Prop 8 says they are 2nd class citizens.

I think not.

November 30, 2011

“All Children, All Families”

October 27, 2011

Rick Mercer is angry

Via  @Tlrd

October 22, 2011

Greyson Chance at HRC National Dinner 2011

I loved this kid on Ellen. Greyson is crazy talented and such an inspiration. This song made me think of my murdered friend Eric Cooper so I am a bit weepy now. Thanks to HRCmedia .

Greyson Chance — a 13 year old phenom who rose to fame through a YouTube cover of Lady Gaga and recent signed by Ellen — performs at the Human Rights Campaign’s 2011 National Dinner in Washington, DC.

 

Purple skies and violet rainbows
And all the angels passing by
With their words they try to break you
But they can’t shake you with all their lies

Another day we will survive
Another day is worth the fight
Today we will rise
We will walk the rainbows and take over the sky
Don’t let them change you
No
’cause you are beautiful just like the purple sky

Black mirrors with no reflection
Broken hearts and rejection
Record times make the sound that call the angels homeward bound

Another day we will survive
Another day is worth the fight
Today we will rise
We will walk the rainbows and take over the sky
Don’t let them change you
No
’cause you are beautiful just like the purple sky

These are the words and these are the choices
We are the children, we are the voices
This is the life and these are the questions
This is the time we’re being tested

These are the words and these are the choices
We are the children, we are the voices
This is the life and these are the questions
This is the time we’re being tested

Don’t let them change you
’cause you are beautiful just like the purple sky
You are beautiful
(people’s names) (we remember)
We remember ’cause you’re beautiful
Just like the purple sky

October 22, 2011

HRC Media uploads a wonderful Welcoming Schools trailer.

Given the prevailing climate this looks like a brilliant initiative from the always great Human Rights Campaign.

Trailer for the new Welcoming Schools professional development film for educators and parents, produced by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Children talk about when they first heard about gay and lesbian people; language they hear from family, teachers and friends; and how teachers can create a safe school climate.

Via  Gay Rights Media

April 2, 2011

Bit late but Ireland anti-bullying message.

The land of my birth ( and half of my ancestors) with a message against bullying. Very proud of them.  It could be condensed a bit but I am niggling.

Unlike some other sites I will give credit to @JoeMyGod

For more information click on the site here.

March 30, 2011

Michelle Jodhan of T&T’s TallMan Foundation.

The TallMan Foundation helps disadvantaged youth in one of the poorer areas of Port of Spain, Trinidad. Another great group making a difference in the lives of young people.

Their mission statement is: ‘Supporting the creative potential of the youth of Trinidad & Tobago to give them opportunities to stand tall, reach further and see beyond.”

According to the group’s own site:

Beginnings: The TallMan Foundation took its earliest steps as a member of a partnership of stakeholders, community, religious and political, that came together under the program CITY – Community Intervention Transforming Youth.  (CITY has since become CIT+E, Community Intervention for Transformation and Empowerment).  CITY was responsible for the birth of the movement ‘Pride in Gonzales’, as its name suggests, a neighbourhood/community building exercise that sought to encourage the capacity of residents to manage their own social and infrastructural development.  At the start, for TallMan, beyond advisory capacity, their involvement in real terms consisted of funding and equipping a photography course for young people.

Growth: The seed was planted. The popularity of the photography course, coupled with the founding members’ own belief in the transformative powers of the Arts, led to a big jump for TallMan, from funding one course, to designing and implementing an Arts program offering workshops in different disciplines, such as videography, drama, dance, music. This marked the first steps toward the overarching dream of TallMan, to establish a performing arts company with its own performance space in the community itself.”

Michelle is also the mother of  T&T designer and former beauty queen Anya Ayoung-Chee.