Tuesday, May 17, 2016

S.E.X. ~ Welcome to the Hop for Visibility, Awareness, and Equality

Today we mark the start of International Day Against Homophobia. Let me start by indicating the mission statement of the hop~

Fact~ Eight of ten LGBT students have been verbally harassed at school
Fact~ Four of ten LGBT students have been physically harassed at school
Fact~ One of five have been physically assaulted at school

Alarming statistics. School should be a safe haven for kids not a hostile environment where trying to find your place in the world causing heart ache and pain. Many organizations are out there to help LGBTQ students~ 
It Gets Better Project is one of the organizations. 

As a high school teacher, I challenged my juniors and seniors to create a 30-second PSA on any topic related to our class. One of the groups decided to promote Bullying Awareness with a focus on LGBTQ and the It Gets Better Project. Unfortunately I can't show the video, (privacy factor), but I can tell you this.  It was 30 seconds that changed the life of the student creators, the class, and all the kids who help with the PSA. The message was powerful. clear and concise. 
We WILL stand up to bullying and it DOES get better! A prouder moment in my career, I could not find.
Let's put a stop to bullying against the LGBTQ community. Stand proud and shout out~ Discrimination is WRONG~ Be proud of who you are, no matter what! My students may not have changed the world, but they did bring awareness to the struggles of LGBTQ youth and maybe made a small difference in one of their classmates lives. I like to think so.

As a thank you for taking a stand and stopping by S.E.X. leave a comment, say hi or tell me what you've done to promote LGBTQ Bullying Awareness. At the end of the hop I'll pick two winners~ each will receive a copy of The Vampire's Coqui a $5 GC to Amazon. Hop ends May 24th.

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  1. Lovely post. It's great to know when children's minds are being opened as I believe they will be the main reason the rest of the world gets over themselves

  2. Kids will lead the way for change.

  3. Great post, Evelise. thank you so much for sharing

  4. It's mainly a matter of speaking up!

    --Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  5. That PSA video sounds really cool - so good to learn about great things kids are doing. For my part, I think my most influence is with my own kids. For example, we recently had an intense and fruitful discussion about bullying on the school bus - one of the boys on the bus was being bullied for being overweight.

  6. Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Such sad stats but so glad to hear there are teachers out there trying to bring awareness!

  7. Great post! As a parent of 2 rainbow-spectrum kids, I can't thank teachers like you enough for what you do. Trust me, your students did indeed make a difference for at least one of their classmates.

  8. Thank you for sharing about the PSA video. It sounds like an awesome video. It's wonderful to hear that your kids came up with this and learned a lot and wanted to spread the word about bullying in relations to LGBT. Thank you for the facts too.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Thank you for taking part in the HOP!

  10. In school I was one of three gay kids. One guy was gay, one girl was lesbian, and I was bi. More would come out after high school, of course, but that's what I had to work with when I was younger. Luckily I didn't get beat up for it, but I certainly wasn't in the popular crowd.

  11. what a shame we can't see the video...it sounds like it was amazing!
    thanks for your posr


  12. Thank you for your great post. I worked with teenagers for fifteen years, and I always tried to make them understand that they cannot bully or alienate anybody because of their choices of dressing, thinking, sexual partners or whatever... I honestly think most of them were nice open minded kids, and paid attention to my words

  13. One way is that I've participated in this hop every year on my blog, going 4 years and strong. Plus, I try everyday to treat everyone fairly and respectfully, even the haters. After all, taking the higher road works out better in the end, and people see that and learn from it as well.


  14. Great post! And it's so lovely that your kids would do something like that to raise awareness.


  15. Evelise,
    what a great moment, to be there and watch those youngsters changing their world for the better. Wow. Thank you so much for sharing what you could about that with us, and for taking place in this hop. Thank you for being part of the avalanche of love and goodwill which will eventually help to change those abysmal mentioned at the beginning of your post.
    Cherie Noel, Hop Admin

  16. Thank you for participating and the great post!


  17. Thanks for being part of the hop.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com