While some folks in Colorado keep paying the rent by damning LGBTQ people to hell and arguing that safe schools policies are all part of the secret ‘gay agenda’ children are dying (Asher Brown, Justin Anderson, Billy Lucas and so many others ).
These kid’s spirits have been broken by living in a war zone where children are harassed and assaulted on a regular basis for not being masculine or feminine enough or for seeming ‘gay.’ And on the other side of the coin children are getting arrested simply for enforcing what some on the Religious Right claim as a moral or religious code against LGBTQ people. These kids are simply using their words AND their fists to tell perceived LGBTQ youth they do no belong.
Just this fall a sixth grader in Ohio was jumped, beaten and had his arm broken by two classmates who couldn’t stand the thought of him joining the cheerleading squad. Over the course of a few weeks of school they went from harassing him and calling him “queer” to chasing him down, beating him and breaking his arm.
Game On: Male Cheerleader Refuses to Quit Despite Attack
Now Tyler’s in a cast and his classmates have established criminal records.
So I guess it’s time to fess up to the ‘gay agenda’ – yep there is one and here it is.
This Has Got to Stop.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has just released an educational film titled Bullied. They are making this film FREE to all schools. It is a short documentary about homophobia and bullying. It takes a close look at how violent this situation is in our schools. Sadly the case they use as the example took place years ago and could have happened last week.
Shoot even the cheerleaders are getting involved. Here’s the UT male cheerleading squad’s response to Tyler’s attack
Cyndi Lauper is onboard with her Give a Damn campaign.
I’ll do my part. The time for change is now.