Tag Archives: Suicide

Politics in Justice, Delays in Equality

These days, good news doesn’t feel like good news. Our lives are still political fodder, and even when equality is ours, we still can’t touch it…

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It Takes A Village

[Shannon Cuttle is an educator, school administrator, safe schools advocate and trainer, community organizer, and policy wonk.] The official start to back to school this year was on September 7th, the day after Labor Day. Students everywhere packed up new notebooks, crayons and pencils and headed off to school all over the country. Some would […]

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Love and Let Love or Bully and Let Bully

Echoing the sentiment of some of my recent posts, I want to share a really poignant excerpt from John Shore’s blog. He captures, in a way I don’t think I’ve seen, the danger of most religious messages against homosexuality. Virtually all sins share a crucial, defining, common quality. Because that quality, which is present in […]

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Beyond Vigils: Ending Bullying At All Levels

It’s not enough to just be sad. We have to want change. We have to see the depths of our problems and take positive steps to address them.

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 24 – It Gets Better: Reflections on Suicide, Life, and Hospitality

Peterson is finally back from the West Coast and rejoins Zack for a continued discussion about bullying in the wake of an appalling number of teenage suicides in the past week. In this sobering discussion, they discuss how we have conversations about anti-gay bullying and the experience of young members of the LGBT community. What […]

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Navigating the Schism in the LGBT Movement

I first wrote about the schism in our movement back in March, but an extremely thorough piece on Congress.org paints an updated picture on where things stand through the lens of DADT repeal. I, personally, have been chastised for speaking out against what could perhaps be called the “old guard” of the movement with the […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 23 – Facials, Fem-Bashing, and Promoting Homosexuality

Zack and Peterson are still getting along, don’t worry! This week, after listening to a ranting voicemail from the ineffable Marvin Bloom about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, they talk about the mysterious concept of “promoting homosexuality.” From the UK’s Section 28 to hands-off bullying policies in United States schools, the idea of erasing gay people […]

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Pick: Kids Learn About Gays or Kids Kill Themselves

The groups who claim to protect children are doing children the most harm. The suicides of two 15-year-olds and new climate studies about our schools show just how catastrophic the problem is.

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