Tag Archives: LGBT youth

REMINDER: Ali Forney Center’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner Is This Thursday

True Blood’s Denis O’Hare hosts the Ali Forney Center’s “A Place At The Table” fundraising dinner gala this Thursday in New York City, where the honorees include furniture mogul/activist Mitchell Gold and a certain “perverted atheist leatherman blogger.” Get tickets here. If you can’t attend, please consider making a contribution to the Ali Forney Center’s desperately needed work for homeless ...

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Gay Cop, Gay Marine – It Gets Better

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Quote Of The Day – Daniel Radcliffe

“Learning about the suicide deaths of Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, Billy Lucas and Justin Aaberg has been heartbreaking for me. These young people were bullied and tormented by people that should have been their friends. We have a responsibility to be better to each other, and accept each others’ differences regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, ...

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Celebrities Speak Out On Bullying

Last night CNN’s Larry King hosted Nate Berkus, Tim Gunn, Wanda Sykes, Kathy Griffin and Lance Bass for an extended discussion on bullying and gay teen suicide. Bass revealed that he used to bully gay kids himself in order to provide cover to his own sexuality.

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Kathy Griffin on Gay Teen Suicide

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PhoboQuotable – Tom Prichard

“Youth who embrace homosexuality are at greater risk, because they’ve embraced an unhealthy sexual identity and lifestyle. These alternative sexual identifications or lifestyles deny the reality that we are created male and female. To live or try to live in conflict with how we are made will invariably cause problems, e.g. emotional, psychological and social. Notwithstanding gay activist assertions to ...

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Cyndi Lauper On Gay Teen Suicide

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HomoQuotable – Joe Solmonese

“Words have consequences, particularly when they come from a faith leader. This is exactly the kind of statement that can lead some kids to bully and others to commit suicide. When a faith leader tells gay people that they are a mistake because God would never have made them that way and they don’t deserve love, it sends a very ...

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How To Help Kill Gay Kids

Using quotes from Maggie Gallagher, Theodore “Vox Day” Beale, and Sen. Jim DeMint, Box Turtle Bulletin contributor Rob Tisinai created the above Christianist hate flow-chart. Hit the link for Rob’s post.

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Jeffrey Altergott – It Gets Better

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NY Gov. David Paterson Leads Crowd In NYC Vigil For At Risk LGBT Youth

Last night New York Gov. David Paterson, possibly the best straight political ally the LGBT community has ever known, lead thousands of New Yorkers in a vigil for the at-risk queer youth of our state. A gentle rain began to fall during the action, matched only by the tears on everyone’s faces as Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson led the crowd ...

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Over The Rainbow Of Sorrow

Led by Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson, tonight thousands of LGBT activists and allies gathered in a gentle rain in Manhattan’s Washington Square to join in a beautifully muted and mournful rendition of Over The Rainbow in honor of LGBT youth. You might need a tissue for this recording made by JMG reader Richard. I’ll follow this post with some photos, ...

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Sean Chapin – It Gets Better (Song)

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P-Town Holds LGBT Youth Suicide Vigil

Last night JMG reader Scott emailed us these cell-cam photos of Provincetown’s vigil for LGBT youth. Don’t forget tonight’s vigil in NYC, mentioned two posts below this one.

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Tomorrow In NYC’s Washington Square: Glowstick Vigil For LGBT Youth

Sunday at 9pm thousands will gather in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park for a You-Are-Loved vigil for LGBT youth. (No candles, open flames are strictly forbidden.) Facebook event page: The vigil will start promptly at 9:00pm in Washington Square Park underneath the arch. Please bring your own glowstick if you have one as there will be a limited amount available. We ...

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Naomi – It Gets Better

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Ellen DeGeneres On Gay Teen Suicides

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Michael Urie – It Gets Better

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Open Thread Thursday

When Dan Savage emailed me a couple of weeks ago to float the concept of his “It Gets Better” project, I almost fell out of my chair at the idea’s brilliance and, perhaps as importantly, its simplicity. What an easy to execute, yet incredibly powerful way to reach LGBT youth at risk! But a moment later, I also felt a ...

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Quote Of The Day – Wayne Besen

“We blame the anti-gay industry for fighting measures to end bullying in schools, and school officials who turn a blind eye to brutality. We are fed up with what amounts to anti-gay schoolyard muggings that are foolishly dismissed as ‘boys being boys’. In reality, it is ‘boys beating boys’, and these bullies receive tacit approval for their violent, homophobic behavior ...

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