Category Archives: Everyday Heros

Sad On So Many Levels…R.I.P. Melissa Mia Hall

If this isn’t a stark reminder of why this country needs to keep the health care bill intact—no, in fact, enhance it, then nothing is. Another writer with hopes and dreams and a big heart. A heart that needed medical … Continue reading

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They are Gone: Brandon Bitner, 14

(Continued from Original Post) Another bullied teenager committed suicide early Friday morning, 5 November 2010. Brandon Bitner, a 14 year old boy from Mount Pleasant Mills, PA, walked several miles from his home around 2 a.m. to a busy intersection, … Continue reading

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Surviving Bullies: Peterr and the Flirtations Speak

This video (soundtrack, really–listen to the lyrics of the entire song) goes with a FABULOUS post by Peterr over at Firedoglake. His post is as moving as the song sung by the all-gay a cappella group The Flirtations. Recalling a … Continue reading

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Surviving Bullies: Jon Speaks

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Surviving Bullies: President Barack Obama Speaks

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SURVIVING BULLIES: Dan Speaks

The kids of people who see gay people as sinful or damaged or disordered and unworthy of full civil equality—even if those people strive to express their bigotry in the politest possible way (at least when they happen to be addressing a gay person)—learn to see gay people as sinful, damaged, disordered, and unworthy. Continue reading

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Surviving Bullies: Joel Speaks

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They Are Gone; We Must Not Be Silent

Everyone is at extreme risk when bullies take actions that evoke shame, humiliation, ridicule and torment…and GLBT teens are at the most extreme risk of dying. Continue reading

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On Homophobia: Rewrite for Nick

On April 15, 2010, The Daily Horse ran a piece about two lesbians and their family who were the victims of a homophobic hate crime. The photo accompanying the piece is reproduced again, below. Today, probably in honor of Gay … Continue reading

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Earth Day: My Pugs and Movie Star Pug Being Green

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