Monday, October 4, 2010

Gay teens bullied to death to achieve peace

It Gets Better Project has been causing a lot of soundwaves as many celebrities and others lend their voice and time to a very important topic; Bullying.

The latest suicides of Tyler Clementi and Asher Brown, two teens that were gay, have created shock waves throughout our country.  We are heading into 2011 within a few short months, and there are still kids and people that are prejudice and not tolerant to a variety of lifestyles.

Uniqueness is what makes the world go round, and tolerance starts at home.  Parenting in the 21st century should include teaching tolerance.  Parents need to lead by example.  No matter what race, religion or sexuality someone is, parents should teach and preach to their children never to judge.

Ellen Degeneres, Andy Cohen (watch his video), Jewel, Dan Savage are only a few of the celebs that are stepping up and speaking out with the 'It Gets Better project'.

This project was launched by renowned columnist Dan Savage. It Gets Better is about suicide prevention for LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited, queer, intersex) youth bullied in high school and intolerant communities.  The It Gets Better Project now has dozens of inspiring videos about how people left behind the bigots, and are glad they didn’t give in to suicidal despair.

In South Florida there is the Florida Suicide Prevention CoalitionThe National Suicide Prevention Hotline is also always available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Help is available through the Trevor Project hotline at 866-4-U-TREVOR, Laura’s Playground online hotline for transgendered people, and 24/7 crisis lines worldwide.)

Be an educated parent, you will have safer teens. Teach tolerance!

Read more and watch video.