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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