Happy Holidays to all families, blessed by God or not, approved by Man or no. Cherish the ties that bind, honor those that love, and hold those that are dear. These days more than ever, it truly is all we've got.
The epidemic of teen suicides has directed national attention to the severity of homophobic bigotry and harassment, but it has not deterred the religious right from continuing to battle against measures to protect students.
Last month, Seth Walsh went out to the back yard of his house in the small town of Tehachapi, California, and hung himself. His mother Wendy knew that he was being bullied and harassed because he was gay, but what could she do?
Statistically, a member of the gay community will attempt suicide every five hours -- with most suicides and attempts resulting because of intolerance, harassment, and bullying. This isn't just a problem, this is an epidemic.
Even with the push towards teaching digital ethics, the reality is this can still happen to you. Someone can photograph or record you without your knowledge and post it online where it can spread like wildfire.