Well Hello World! This is just an introductory post. My name is Shannon, and I am a 29 year old lesbian that cares about the welfare of LGBTQ youth, as well as all youth in our schools. So many kids grow up living in fear due to bullying-both at home and at school- due to sexual identity and related issues. Many feel alone. Some have even been driven to make attempts on their own lives. Tragically, they often succeed.
I was one such child. I come from a family in which homosexuality is less than acceptable, and I grew up in the Bible Belt where it is often perfectly acceptable to chastise people for sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation. This happened to me on countless occasions. If I can stop it from happening to even one child, if I can save even one life, if I can change even one law to stop these travesties, I am doing my job. I cannot do it alone though, and I have had some wonderful volunteers that are joining me here to help. We CAN change the world. Thank you for reading, and if you are so moved, feel free to invite your friends, get the word out for a safer, healthier school environment for all children.