Let's resolve that 2013 will be the point in history where we no longer offer the imprimatur of respectability to the notion that a person's sexual orientation is something to be shamed and condemned, nor to anyone who promotes that notion.
The same networks and partnerships we use as safety professionals may open doors that have never been opened before. Maybe they can help me build new partnerships and relationships to protect transgender youth.
It was upsetting for many of us to read the recent coverage of Chirlane McCray's life and activism before she met her husband of 18 years. To put this into context, imagine if someone had been called out or ridiculed for once identifying as straight and coming out as LGBT later in life.
PFLAG asked me to be a speaker in their Safe Schools program, which brings LGBT people and their parents, families and friends to schools to share their experiences in order to combat prejudice. My experience with the organization has debunked many of my preconceived notions.
I hit a few nerves with my recent post, "The Rise and Fall of the Mean Girl," in which I discussed the insidious nature of middle school cliques and "...
The most effective way to end bullying is through prevention. We cannot prosecute our way out of bullying, nor can we suspend or expel our way to safe schools for our students. Zero tolerance discipline fails to address the causes and harms of bullying.
When a gay teenager decides that life is not worth living, then I am the lesser for it, because your worth is my worth. Not so very long ago, I decided that I was worth the whole tomato. So are you.
Straight people benefit from gay rights. It's not a major reason to support LGBT rights (such rights stand on their own merits); it's just a fact. (But if it swayed somebody on the fence, though, I'd be OK with that.)
The web has exposed humanity's most damaging tendencies to engage in cruelty and dehumanization.
In this exclusive interview from the "Trevor Live" 2012 red carpet, Trevor Hero Award honoree Katy Perry talks about the importance of The Trevor Project's mission, her own experiences with bullying, and teasers about her new album in the works.
In between star-studded rehearsals for Sunday's Trevor Live event at the Hollywood Palladium, director Adam Shankman stops by What's Trending to talk about which celebrities will perform at the annual benefit, directing many Glee and the importance of The Trevor Project's cause.
If you thought the war on school neutrality policies were finished, you were wrong. A school district in Michigan launched a new salvo at the gay community right before Thanksgiving, suspending a teacher for embracing diversity.
Like almost every gay I know, I have my own private arsenal of memories of abuse. The interesting thing about it is that no matter how regularly it's visited on you, it never truly becomes your default setting. Each insult lands like a pin prick and each leaves a memory.
We all know about kids being teased if they don't have the latest clothes or if they don't live in the most desirable part of town, but there is another side that goes mostly unnoticed.
Athletes are perfectly positioned on high school campuses to help stop bullying when it starts.
I met Christopher Rim, the founder and president of an anti-bullying awareness organization called It Ends Today about a year before Lady Gaga did. His group's message is startlingly simple: Students listen more to their peers than adults.