While bullying prevention is certainly an important measure, it neglects the needs of potential victims of suicide. We need more programming to prevent suicide, which is quite clearly a risk factor for those who are bullied.
The United Nations offers a crucial platform for raising awareness about anti-LGBT bullying and exchanging best practices to counteract the problem. Similarly, sports, with their exceptional capacity to straddle varying belief systems, serve as a universal language for communicating this message.
At 8 or 9 years old, I knew that my feelings for boys were different, but I didn't know that there was a word for those feelings, or that it was the word that the bullies were using against me, cruelly and without even knowing its meaning.