My guess is that roughly a third of our population is too compassion-fatigued to take action on these matters and the other two thirds do not (or have run out of energy to) care very much. Doing nothing about anti-gay harassment was sort of the way things were when I taught in Houston schools.
I've sent letters to officials throughout the Cypress Fairbanks school district and to Asher's school. It takes quite a bit of time and digging to get all the names, titles, and addresses lined up to address correspondence. If anyone else plans to send letters (I actually mailed them snail mail,) and would like me to do so, I can post the names and addresses of counselors, behavior management directors, etc., within Asher's school district. Or you can dig around the internet - they're there, just takes a bit of persistent clicking.
Never linger too long with the ignorant,
throw stones at their talk.
Walk only with the lovers,
the mirror of the soul gets rusty when
dipped in muddy water.
Last edited by Zerbie; 09-30-2010 at 05:41 PM.