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Homophobic Bullying

Bully My Gay Son at Your Own Risk

Amelia | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Amelia

We all know how this script is supposed to go: Gay kid gets teased and bullied. Gay kid feels demeaned and ashamed. Gay kid maybe gets beaten up. Gay kid runs off to lick his wounds and feel horrible about himself. Gay kid feels alone. But not this time. This time the gay kid, my gay kid, fought back. And the bully ran away.

On My 50th Birthday, a Letter to Myself at 17

David Munk | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
David Munk

I see you at 17 -- feathered hair, parachute pants, asymmetrical smile. You have just graduated from high school. Despite your outward ebullience, I see that, beneath the jocular façade, you are so very sad. Of this you are (mostly) unaware.

The Pervasive Heterosexualizing of American Youth

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

The pervasive heterosexualizing of American youth is becoming worse, more severe, and more dangerous. Allow me to explain. More and more, I am readi...

We Must (Not) Surrender

Jesse Jackman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Jackman

A photo of me kissing my husband was unaccountably removed by Facebook for "violating community standards," and I was banned from my account for 12 hours. Facebook eventually restored the photo, but they still have not contacted me directly to offer any sort of explanation or apology.

Another Tackle in the World of Homophobic Sports

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The African American community desperately needs openly LGBT public role models. We need them to come out and denounce anti-homophobic bullying, vitriol, and discrimination.

The Role Marriage Inequality Plays In Anti-Gay Bullying

Robyn Harper | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

We need to look at the wider picture. We need to consider the fact that the law treats citizens differently. The law perceives some of us differently. The bullies aren't blind. Whose lead are they following?