These days, I find that I feel greatest urgency not because I myself am a lesbian, but because I am a mother, an education advocate and someone fighting for a brighter future for so many young people who lack the opportunity to thrive.
The unfortunate truth is that bullying is a cornerstone of human nature. Whether it's a product of evolution, genetics or society is beyond me to say, but its prevalence suggests that there is a bully in all of us.
No mother should have to go through the pain of a child suffering so much that they take their own life, particularly when we know how to help prevent some of that suffering. It's time to make schools safe for all kids.