Tag Archives: Bullying

LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education and the Potential to Make It Better

Not only are there 25 out and proud LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education, but they are ready to speak out and make a difference!

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Something to Read and Something to Watch

Zack’s on the road, so here’s some good content to check out!

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 31 – Remembering Brandon Bitner: Moving Forward After a Teen Suicide

It’s been a tough week here in central PA. Peterson and Zack commit this episode to discussing the loss of Brandon Bitner, a local 14-year-old who committed suicide on November 5 after suffering bullying about his perceived gender and sexuality. We talk about learning about his death, attending his funeral, and community reactions afterward. While […]

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In Memoriam Brandon Bitner

A remembrance for Brandon Bitner (January 2, 1996 – November 5, 2010).

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Remembering The Moment It Felt Right

A personal reflection about the coming out process, inspired by tonight’s episode of Glee.

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Bullying-Induced Suicide in My Backyard

Another bullied teenager commits suicide, and this one hits close to home—literally. And you know what? I’m tired of waiting for it to get better. Here’s my impassioned response to the loss of Brandon Bitner.

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Bully-Free Zones: Not on NARTH’s Agenda

Shannon Cuttle reminds us that NARTH has used its phony organizations to reinforce anti-gay fallacies—and thus bullying—in our schools.

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Walking The Talk of “Safe Schools”

Shannon Cuttle urges us to see through the lip service and vote for candidates who are going to hold our schools accountable for creating safe learning environments for our LGBT youth.

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Why Do I Often Write Against Catholicism? The Catholics Make Me!

Why am I “always” writing against Catholicism? Because Catholic leaders are so often demonizing gays! Here’s the latest example…

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When? When Does It Get Better, Mr. President?

I’ll give credit where credit is due. President Obama’s It Gets Better video is well done and has an important message for young people. To know the President has your back? That’s got to be a good feeling for a young person. Now if only he practiced what he preached. It reminds me of the […]

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