Monday, December 5, 2011


Have you seen this floating around Facebook over the past few hours and days?  Have you wondered but not watched?  Have you taken the time to read the comments made on Jonah Mowry's page?  If you haven't, I urge you to do so.  While some comments give hope and encouragement, the ones that grasped my attention were the ones urging him to take action. Whether you are in support of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) or not, this topic spreads much further.  Bullying in our school systems is something almost all of us experience.  Whether you are 5 or 16, it hurts and can have detrimental effects. 

With the internet becoming a safe haven, so to speak, for young teens to speak out and express their feelings we are seeing far too many cries for help.  Why is this? Watching these videos it is difficult to think of what it would be like experiencing middle and high school.  How much have things changed?  Even now I am appalled by comments and postings that find their way to my newsfeed from young high schoolers.  Stop Bullying. Stop Hate.

For those of you who do support LGBTQ and are unfamiliar with the "It Gets Better" campaign started by Dan Savage, watch the videos above.  The campaign urges those who have something to say about bullying to speak their mind in a positive, constructive manor to help those still struggling.  Among youtube "It Gets Better" video's I have come across messages sent by Tim Gunn, Ke$ha and Jason Derulo. 

Bullying of any kind, hurts.

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