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Supporting Diversity Role Models

Supporting Diversity Role Models

In the U.K., there’s an organization called Diversity Role Models. Their mission is to do just that: provide role models for LGBT teens in an effort to help combat bullying and avoid attempted suicides.

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From The Mouths Of Babes

From The Mouths Of Babes

Hatred, and its evil twin intolerance, are behaviors that are taught to young people from other adults.

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An Obvious Outlier – The Nine Point Presidential Approval Drop That Probably Isn’t

An Obvious Outlier – The Nine Point Presidential Approval Drop That Probably Isn’t

My gut reaction to the CBS/NYTimes poll showing a 9 point drop for President Obama in one month was that it was clearly a flawed poll or otherwise an anomaly.

Celebrating Acceptance: Dad Gets “Born This Way” Tattoo (VIDEO)

Celebrating Acceptance: Dad Gets “Born This Way” Tattoo (VIDEO)

What a marvelous story of acceptance!! At a time when we’re grasping and struggling for acceptance, at a time when we’re losing teen after teen after LGBT teen to suicide because of a lack thereof, we get this heartwarming story from Jessica Romani about her brother, Dylan.

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Anonymous: LulzFinancial Punishes Pedophile Website

Anonymous: LulzFinancial Punishes Pedophile Website

Anonymous strikes Dutch website promoting pedophilia, releases names and personal information belonging to website users.

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Victim Of Bullycide Drew Ferraro’s Family Fights Back Against Bullying

Victim Of Bullycide Drew Ferraro’s Family Fights Back Against Bullying

With the grief still raw from his suicide, the family of Drew Ferraro has decided to join the fight to end bullying

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Payton Ruth Anne Richardson Was Only 12-Years-Old

Payton Ruth Anne Richardson Was Only 12-Years-Old

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 12-year-old Payton Ruth Anne Richardson ended her young life. Her friends say, for sure, that it was due to bullying. The school superintendent says “there was no indication of bullying”.

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Drew Ferraro,15, Dead of Bullycide

Drew Ferraro,15, Dead of Bullycide

Friday, February 11th, 15-year-old Drew Ferraro succumbed to bullycide.

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There Is Power In Numbers

There Is Power In Numbers

The main objective for my writing this blog every day is to make a difference. I found it difficult to sit on the sidelines and watch the horrors of bullying, the teen suicides, the hatred and intolerance and everything else that came along with it. Since its creation, I’ve learned that the scope of the problem is much greater than I ever would’ve imagined from the sidelines.

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A Mother Responds In Teacher Bias Case

A Mother Responds In Teacher Bias Case

Khyrstal has decided to fight the system for what she believes in. I, for one, applaud her.

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Wipeout Homophobia On Facebook Surpasses 6 Million Visitors!

Wipeout Homophobia On Facebook Surpasses 6 Million Visitors!

Six million, three hundred thousand people worldwide agree with me that Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook, is the community of change.

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Debunking The Teleprompter Meme (VIDEO)

Debunking The Teleprompter Meme (VIDEO)

Ta-Nehisi and Jonathan Chait expanded on something we’ve discussed at length here. The Republicans are using the Teleprompter meme as a way to paint arguably the most intelligent and well-spoken presidents in modern history as a mumbling doofus.

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‘Ex-Gay’ Group Propagandizes Maryland High School

‘Ex-Gay’ Group Propagandizes Maryland High School

At Albert Einstein High School, a group that calls themselves PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays) sent home a flyer with the students’ report card that basically tells its LGBT students that ‘you weren’t born that way’ and, once again, ‘we can help you change.’

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Teacher Puts Own Bias Above Student’s Education

Teacher Puts Own Bias Above Student’s Education

A high school class is given as essay assignment on current events. One girl’s choice was to do one on gay marriage. Gale Applegate, this girl’s teacher who gave the assignment, forbade the girl to write on that topic.

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The L Project

The L Project

In the U.K., there’s currently a project going on that will help save some young, LGBT lives. It’s called The L Project. What they’re doing is bringing together the best of the best lesbian musicians to record a record to be released February 11th.

Online Support Groups: ‘You’ve Gotta Give ‘Em Hope’

Online Support Groups: ‘You’ve Gotta Give ‘Em Hope’

There are some groups, led by some dynamic and driven people, that are leading the way for all of us. At the head of that class would have to be Kevin O’Neil’s creation, Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook.

The True Meaning of Family: The Stories of Two Zac(h)s

The True Meaning of Family: The Stories of Two Zac(h)s

A loving family is a loving family even if the parents are the same sex. If only the Religious Right understood that.

Congressman Lamar Smith, Author Of SOPA, Breaks Copyright Law On Campaign Website (IMAGE)

Congressman Lamar Smith, Author Of SOPA, Breaks Copyright Law On Campaign Website (IMAGE)

On the same day that Wikipedia turned off their lights for 24 hours to protest the proposed ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ or SOPA as it is better known, the very politician who wrote the bill was called out by the 9GAG website for being caught redhanded breaking copyright law on his official campaign website.

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Of Broken Clocks, Presidential Candidates, and the Confusion of Certain White Liberals

Of Broken Clocks, Presidential Candidates, and the Confusion of Certain White Liberals

I would like to properly introduce you to a man about whom you’ve heard much — especially from his enemies and those who prefer a continuation of the status quo — but at whom you might wish to take a second look, and whom you might consider supporting for president.

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DebateWatch: Fact-Checking the NH GOP Debates

DebateWatch: Fact-Checking the NH GOP Debates

Those who took our suggestion to keep an eye out for common Republican claims during this weekend’s GOP Presidential Debates got plenty of evidence that candidates continue to feel free to make statements that are at variance with the facts