If you want a nice antidote to that time the Washington Post decided to treat the suicides of gay teenagers as a matter that had two equally valid pro- and con- positions (something that Dan Savage, tasked with being the side that was against teenagers being hounded to the brink of suicide by homophobes, was not too happy about), let's hear from the Washington Post's own Jonathan Capeheart.
In an exclusive to Wonkette, the always-intrepid Liz Glover caught up with Capeheart at a local benefit event for the Trevor Project. With forthrightness and heart, Capeheart speaks about the importance of organizations like the Trevor Project, who are "determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone."
"I should be here," said Capeheart, of the benefit. "I've written about it, I'm concerned about it, and so why not be here for it... I know I'm a journalist, but luckily I'm an opinion journalist."
For the benefit of the alien race that will one day pick through the remains of our society, I'll point out that in the early 21st century on Planet Earth, "opinion journalists" were known as a subset of the journalistic community, known for being allowed to behave as if they possessed the qualities of actual humans.
In case you were wondering, when I asked Liz if she had any plans to interview anyone on the pro-gay teen suicide side of the "debate," she said, "Hah, hah! NOPE!"
Wonkette Interviews Jonathan Capehart About Teen Bullying [Wonkette]
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