A solution to bullying that involves surgical procedures is a terrible message to give both bullies and their victims. We need to be encouraging young people to admire and embrace differences -- and that starts from an early age.
Helping children understand in the early years of schooling that there is not just one "right" way to be a boy or a girl will open up opportunities for each child to explore their education more fully.
Civil liberties, including LGBT rights and protections for those living with HIV/AIDS, are not partisan issues.
I have committed to slowing down, and to focus on this one school where we can really button up our anti-bullying program. And once we are ready we will take it to other schools.
The homophobia that permeates much of the world doesn't reside in people who want to maim and kill those who prefer same-sex partners; it resides in people who are "uncomfortable" with notions of sexual diversity. These are the folks whose hearts and minds we need to target.
I don't quite understand how Christians who cite these six scant verses in the Bible that condemn homosexuality conveniently ignore some of the more extreme laws.
I embody a character whom viewers seem to find polarizing. And in my casual survey of the Not Really Into Its, there's a surprising amount of "ew, I think James Oseland is gay." But when those comments seemed to be at their height, a wonderful thing happened.
As a kid growing up (Christian) in the south, Chick-fil-A has always been part of the good food I loved. But today, we're parting ways. We are what we eat -- isn't that what they say? And as it turns out, I can't eat hate.
The Boy Scouts had a chance to redeem itself, but it should now be considered an enemy of civil rights and a reckless organization whose actions are furthering bullying and discrimination in America
I hope my new video gives every kid who sees it that courage to break whatever chains might be holding them back so that they'll follow their dreams, too.
The caucus seeks to engage and empower each constituency involved in the anti-bullying movement. We need innovative solutions to combat bullying, ones that protect our children, our peers, our seniors.
A week after I was outed, my boyfriend disappeared. I came into contact with one of his friends and discovered that he'd come out to his parents a few months before he met me, and they'd kicked him out, so he'd begun living on the streets. He'd disappeared because he'd passed away.
The reality is that while bullying, school environments, and related outcomes have a long way to go for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students, the distance is even further for transgender students. We need to be having a discussion about that.
Just completing a film and making it available in a releasable form is an Herculean task that represents countless struggles from the beginning of the project. But what happens when you cannot even get your modest masterpiece out on the open marketplace?
I found myself trying to act more "straight." Really, I was just trying to make myself appear more "masculine" through my music choices and dress, avoiding anything I feared would out me. By doing this, however, I was effectively putting myself into a cramped and awkward cocoon.