Cali Linstrom, NEDA and I went to A&F HQ to discuss ways that we may be able to work together to speak out about "anti-bullying and discrimination." The executives said they liked some of the suggestions and even though they couldn't revamp their company overnight, they'd let us know which steps they were willing to take.
When Lizzie joined Facebook, she sent me a friendship request. I wondered: Shouldn't there be more of a firewall between parents and kids? How much of our children's lives do we really need to know? Isn't privacy and independence a good thing?
The Friday before Mother's Day, my work associate asked me for a favor. "I may need to work altered hours on Monday, if that is OK," she started. "I have a memorial service that I need to go to." And then, almost under her breath: "It was a suicide."
Until a teenager can come out without being bullied or kicked out of their home, or a gay employee need not fear being exposed by co-workers, online privacy, confidentiality and security issues will require the ongoing attention of technology businesses and policy makers alike.
My three girls take turns being the squeaky wheel, and my focus on each girl waxes and wanes. What never wavers is my love. Whether flesh of my flesh or soul of my soul, I love each daughter as a whole.
I now and you know that our teens are busy evaluating each other. Today, though, even I was shocked when I learned that the male teens at Issaquah Hig...
Coming out isn't just healthy, necessary and liberating for gay people; everyone else benefits as well. Lies are destructive, not only to the person telling them but to everyone else who becomes collateral damage.
In an effort to help young girls who are bullied, B'Oréal has launched Tolérance, a new line of junior cosmetics that gives young girls the confidence they need to stop bullying where it starts: their inferior appearance and demeanor.
Recently, I was featured on Fashion Bomb. Now, I'm very aware of Fashion Bomb's readers and how they react to the plus size fashion bomb of the day. The audacity that a fat girl might love herself and try to show off in some cute outfits. But in the words of Beyonce: "I love haters."
Celebrity Fit Club host and Last Comic Standing winner, ANT, manages to mix comedy and tragedy as he brings his strong anti-bullying message on stage....
As social media moves goes from infancy in to its toddler years, maybe we need to teach it how to handle disagreements in a positive and constructive way. Maybe we should go so far as to encourage it.
Had Ryan Keith Skipper (1981-2007) not been murdered in one of the most heinous anti-gay hate crimes in the history of Florida, he would be celebrating his 32nd birthday today.
Bullying and cyberbullying are topics that won't grow old until they become extinct. We can't stand idly by until that day arrives.
As much as we want to rally against bullying as a community, we don't see what is happening within our community. We have traded one set of bullies for another: us. This bullying is centered on things like body type, social status, how much money you have or where you live.
The United Nations offers a crucial platform for raising awareness about anti-LGBT bullying and exchanging best practices to counteract the problem. Similarly, sports, with their exceptional capacity to straddle varying belief systems, serve as a universal language for communicating this message.
Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) have reintroduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act, vitally important legislation that is modeled on Title IX that would create a comprehensive prohibition against discrimination against LGBT students in our nation's public schools.