Something to Read and Something to Watch

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Hey ZFb readers!

I’m traveling the rest of this week, so blog updates will be limited. Shannon might have something up soon though!

In the interim, here’s some content you should definitely check out.

First, read this article on The American Prospect called “Giving Bullies a Pass.” It speaks to the way the mainstream media has lost sight of the importance of addressing LGBT issues when talking about bullying. Here’s an excerpt:

The “It Gets Better” project started off as a community response to growing up gay in a society where that’s not accepted. The gay teen in me — exiled to some remote corner of my consciousness — feels a little less isolated when I see Fort Worth City Council Member Joel Burns talk about his fear of being rejected by his father and his happiness the day he got engaged. It would have been nice for the public at large to join the conversation, but instead, they changed the subject.

After you read that, watch this beautiful new video from friend of the blog, Tom Goss. The song is called “Lover” and speaks to the pain of losing a same-sex partner at war under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Then, if you still need more content in your life, catch up on Queer and Queerer! This week’s episode is a doozy, but an important listen about recovering from a local teen suicide.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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