Tag Archives: Suicide

Being The Kind of Blogger One Wants To Be

As LGBT bloggers take steps forward toward working together, other so-called “activists” play the antagonist just to satisfy their own egos.

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OK, let’s love the dead, but much more the living

Glen Retief voices his frustration over the martyrdom of young people who have taken their own lives due to bullying.

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NGLTF’s Apparently “Extremist” Vision, According to AFTAH

Peter LaBarbera and his org, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, are trying to smear the Creating Change conference with some of the scary things they saw there. Let’s shine a little light on their absurd fear-mongering.

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FCKH8.com Becomes a NOM Fundraising Tool

Andy Szekers brings to our attention the fact that NOM is using the FCKH8 campaign to support their own fundraising (“Protect the Kids”).

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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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Queer and Queerer Ep. 28 – Hell in a Pumpkin Basket

BOO! What’s funny is before recording, Peterson was going to use a funny Halloweeny voice and Zack wasn’t, but the opposite ended up happening! We sacrifice watching an episode of Glee to bring you this spooky episode, featuring the terrors of Judge Judy, Hare Krishnas, and peanut butter! Most of the episode is dedicated to […]

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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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Spirit Day Beyond Purple

Shannon Cuttle reminds us that wearing the color purple today isn’t enough; we truly have to step up and represent the spirit of the community

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