Originally Posted by HELENz
These really saddened me. I've heard about five in September! FIVE! How many have gone unreported? We'll never know.
When will people wake up? When will they see what they're doing?
Originally Posted by antiochian
Six gay teen suicides in our country in one month (that we know of). God, help us.
A quote from the Dalai Lama really puts this all in perspective:
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
To think that these kids died feeling unloved because of who they were... Had someone stood up for these kids, showed them compassion, perhaps they would still be here.
People will not wake up unless we stick with this -- get word out and DO something. People are afraid to stand up for gays, even kids. Teachers are too afraid to, or too overwhelmed, their communities aren't demanding it, WE aren't demanding it.
WE are the ones who these kids need as advocates for their health, safety, and survival. We need to stay on this.
Please send letters to the school districts, to your kids' teachers, to the editor.
Can we mobilize people to convene at school board meetings and demand protection for our children?
What else? Let's brainstorm.