I’m sure many of you have heard about the recent teenager suicides in the US, and the campaign that the (in)famous Dan Savage and his partner have created through YouTube. If not, check it out and then share it. We really need to reach out to the parents of teenagers and teenagers themselves to re-evaluate what being human means and to treat each other with kindness and respect. The video reaches out to teenagers, but I think we adults need reminding, too, of the devastating effects of bullying and the struggles that people go through when they have no support or community.
One of my favourite students of all time, Ben, recruited his parents to tell the story of his coming out as part of the It Gets Better movement (that’s what I want this to become–a movement). I think you’ll enjoy hearing their story of love and acceptance. While I know it’s not this easy for many young people coming out, I think it’s worthwhile to see if you’re a parent, especially, or if you generally just love young people. Kudos to the Boudreaus. Thanks for sharing.