Posts Tagged as ‘homophobia’

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dan Savage is the man behind the campaign that tells gay youth #It Gets Better

“If there are 14, 15, 16 year olds…12, 13 year olds watching this video, what I would love you to take away from it really is that IT GETS BETTER. However bad it is now, it gets better. And it can get great, it can get awesome. Your life can be amazing but you have [...]

October 1, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Clay Aiken – a new face against homophobic cyber bullying

We reported on the suicides committed by two 11-year-olds who could no longer withstand homophobic cyber bullying. These suicides pushed parents and activists to urge Congress to update school legislation so that it is effective against the perils of this new phenomenon – cyber bullying. It is a wider channel for further homophobic abuses in [...]

June 7, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

our daily chirp: @elidet: Other nations are asking, telling and parading their pride

Americas’ “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is a euphemistic slogan for intolerance. The concept behind it is that gays are “allowed” in the military as long as they aren’t known to be gay. How generous! In the United States, more than 12,000 service members — including dozens of highly trained Arabic linguists — have been [...]

July 13, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

our daily chirp: @ gladd: kotaku.com runs GLAAD op-ed on homophobia in virtual communities

Check out this twitter post by our comrades over at GLAAD: @glaad: Kotaku.com runs GLAAD op-ed on homophobia in virtual communities http://bit.ly/4nnLcs The link takes you to an excellent op-ed piece, and what’s more, a vibrant discussion in the comments section. For many people, internet identities are a way to escape the pressures of face-to-face [...]

July 10, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: No way! Film shows that lesbians aren’t allowed to play

A few years ago, there were three rules for the girls varsity basketball team at Penn State under coach Rene Portland: No drinking, No drugs, and No lesbians. Training Rules, a documentary by filmmakers Dee Mosbacher and Fawn Yacker, examines how homophobic practices are pervasive throughout collegiate sports, through the personal story of Jen Harris [...]

June 25, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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