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Yes, I Get Bullied, Too.


I hesitated to post this here, because I never wanted to make this blog about me. But, it is certainly relevant. Last week, I was bullied at school. Students called me a ‘carpet muncher’ in the student center, and then proceeded to have a loud conversation behind me the next day about how being gay is a sin. To top it all off, anti gay religious people set up camp on campus, handing out pamphlets and testimonials in the student center day before yesterday. All of these things make me feel so unwelcome and unappreciated on my own college campus.

Now, the good news is that it is being taken care of. I have my advisor and a member of the school administration in my corner, and they do not condone homophobia. They are also working toward implementing tolerance and diversity policies, and equipping the staff to deal with anti gay bullying. They were simply ignorant of how big an issue this really is.

This is an especially appropriate post as tomorrow is the Day of Silence, an effort to bring attention to LGBT bullying in schools and workplaces around the nation. Please participate and spread the word.

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Another Tragedy.


Yes, sadly, it has happened again. Another young life lost to suicide due to school bullying. This time, 13-year- old Nick Kelo shot himself with the gun kept in a safe in his family’s home after being taunted at school for being perceived as gay. The reason for the perception given, you ask? He quit the football team in order to play saxophone in the band. Now, no one knows if Nick was gay or not. According to his mother, he was not. However, this brings another side of this issue to the table: stereotypes about LGBT people. Not every gay man is a fabulous, effeminate fashion designer who is into quirky modern art and music, and not every lesbian loves flannel, wears a buzz cut, and works on cars. Sure, some are those things, and that is just fine, but many are not. Stereotyping entire groups of people for no good reason, and perpetuating those ideas to be used as ammunition is just yet another problem in a very deep, disturbing,  intricate web of trouble that has created this incredibly sad problem in our school. Read Nick’s story at Queerty here.

And the Bullying hits home…..


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Yeah…MY kids school… MY kids classmates…MY world….

One Dead…  Another ones life in the gallows… Bullying…. I can’t even talk about it right now.  Doesn’t matter what it was about…doesn’t matter at all… Nothing matters to the kid that’s going to be buried in the next day or two.

Two lives, destroyed in an instant, a flash in the grand scheme of things, but none the less, gone….

Doesn’t matter who bullied who, the deed is done…at what expense?  Two families ripped apart.

Will it make a difference?  Will anything be done?  Will others learn a lesson?  Will it ever stop?

My heart is torn into shreds right now…..  I feel so small, so insignificant, so useless.   I can teach my own not to bully, but who teaches the others?  Apparently no one.  Not even the schools, not effectively anyway.  Big deal,  suspend them off a bus.   Then what?  It’s party time…now they are ‘cool’ and big shots.

I’m sick to my stomach…

Huffington Post Reports Two More Bullying Related Suicides.


Lance Lundsten and Tiffani Maxwell

More tragedy on the bullying front. Eighteen- year- old Lance Lundsten, an openly gay high school student, and sixteen- year- old Tiffani Maxwell, a high school student who was accused of  using drugs and harassed in school, have committed suicide, allegedly as a direct result of harassment.

Credit: Huffington Post