Category: Youth Issues

Bully Attacks Attendees at Anti-Bullying Rally

Teddy Molina, a 16 year old student at Flour Bluff High School, took his own life this past weekend after enduring the wraith of a gang of football players known as “The Wolfpack.”

April 4, 2012 6

HRC on the Record, Part 1: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Diversity.

It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of some of the decisions made by the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC”) and comments made by their spokespeople, but what should also be apparent is, like any organization, the HRC was developed with people power. Like me, all of those people are fallible. Mistakes can and do happen. It took me a long time to recognize that for myself. Sometimes, I speak for me, sometimes I speak for an organization – at no time is my speech necessarily correct.

March 9, 2011 0

Director of Equality Texas Defends Removal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity from Anti-Bullying Bill

Texas has been spinning over a proposed “Anti-Bullying Bill” which was introduced in both the House and Senate. The bill, which original provided for punishment of the bully rather than the victim and required the schools to report the type of bullying and “cause” of bullying (including sexual orientation and gender identity) only had a marginal chance of passing in a venue as conservative as Texas; however, it brought together many advocacy organizations and the momentum of LGBT activists was growing at an astounding rate.

March 1, 2011 1

82nd Texas Legislative Session Welcomed with Anti-Bullying Demonstration

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 82nd Texas legislative session.  To welcome the new legislature, Queer Texas United organized a Homophobia and Transphobia Kills Die-In at the front gate of the Capitol Building in Austin.  The purpose of the Die-In was to support anti-bullying legislation.  The Texas Senate has introduced two bills with respect to…
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January 12, 2011 3
National Organization for Marriage - the Anti-Gay NOM NOM NOM

National Organization for Marriage Launches NOH8 Campaign???

The National Organization for Marriage, (NOM), learned a new strategy in 2010: steal the phrases used by the movement pushing to legalize marriage for same sex couples. It started with “Hate is Not A Family Value.” More recently, they have been offended by the FCKH8 videos, whose purpose is to counter the rhetoric  put forward…
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January 2, 2011 3

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: GLSEN is to Blame for LGBT Suicides

Bryan Fischer, the host of the American [Heterosexual Only] Family Association’s [AFA] radio show, Focal Point, recently declared on an AFA blog post that GLSEN was to blame for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender suicides. His theory, it seems, is that you can eliminate the high incidents of suicide in LGBT kids by eliminating LGBT kids.

October 13, 2010 0

Everything Mississippi Should Have Learned from Glee.

It’s starting to seem like the State of Mississippi has declared an outright war on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens. This bully pulpit is evident in numerous decisions by school districts to exclude openly LGBT kids from school activities.

There’s the obvious and well publicized case of Constance McMillen, an openly lesbian student at Itawamba Agricultural High School (“IAHS”), who, after receiving notice that same-sex couples would not be allowed at the school’s prom, requested permission from school officials to take a same-sex date.

April 30, 2010 2

Man Pays Prostitute to “Fix” his Gay Son… allegedly

How deep does homophobia have to go before society, at large, admits that it is a serious problem? Police in Queensland, Australia are currently investigating a man who allegedly paid a prostitute to rape his 15 year old son because he thought his son was homosexual. According to reports, the man took the boy to a motel, gave a female prostitute $50.0o and told his son that he wanted to see a unsed condom to evidence that he was getting what he was paying for.

December 23, 2009 4

I’m Rubber and You’re Glue: Anti-Gay Harrassment in School

It’s never really mattered if you are gay or not, just the perception of homosexuality has been enough to cause peers to harass and bully you for your “faggot-ness.” The unfortunate and untimely deaths of Carl Walker-Hoover, an 11 year old 6th grader in Massachusetts, and Jaheem Herrera, and 11 year old 5th grader in Georgia, have brought to the media’s attention what LGBT activist have been saying for years, “We must protect our children.”

April 25, 2009 4

Student Responds to the Laramie Project’s Burial in Oklahoma

According to Mike (name changed to protect the innocent), a 17 year old senior at Grandfield High School, Ms. Taylor had been teaching The Laramie Project for about a month without incident. In fact, prior to teaching the story, Ms. Taylor was required to obtain approval for the play, and approval was given.

April 11, 2009 2