Boys being Bullied for their sexuality very dangerous sometimes deadly

Gays have always had been picked on their whole lives almost everywhere they go. They receive more taunting and discrimination than any group of people. Recent high-profile suicides from oppressed homosexual boys has drawn more attention to this very serious problem.People are now trying to do things to take a step towards “Bully-free zones”. a number of new educational and activist initiatives have emerged. Dan Savage created the “It Gets Better” video project, in order to help gays continue their lives and instill hope for them to have a better future, hence the name “It gets better”. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even released her own version of a It Gets Better video. The video points out that America was founded on those that were being oppressed in order to have a better future and also points out how far women and blacks have come in america after being oppressed for many years, and that it will get better for gays in America. Also it was directed at the youth because young gay children get picked on the most and are secluded more that gay adults because children are immature and cliquey or stubborn and the older they get the better things will be for them.The Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation (GLAAD) declared Oct. 20, 2010 Spirit Day to call attention to and memorialize the recent suicides. There are some non- compassionate people that do not agree with these steps towards bully free schools such as Arkansas School Board vice president Clint McCance. Who posted crude comments on his face book page. He wrote : “Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers committed suicide. The only way i’m wearin it for them is if they all commit suicide.”“It pisses me off though that we make special purple fag day for them. I like that fags can’t procreate. I also enjoy the fact that they often give each other AIDS and die.” He also said that if his kid was gay that he would completely disown them. These are all very crude and vulgar comments that were very unnecessary, there was no reason to spew out hateful comments that could jeprodize his job and eventually caused him to resign. The Arkansas school board vice president agreed to an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN (who, coincidentally, maintains a private identity but is widely reported to be gay, and whose brother committed suicide at the age of 23). He had little to say but said he was remorsfull but seemed to be just saying it to get less heat and is remorseful because it put him out of work. I am not homosexual but i have witnessed and participated in the bullying of gays in school. I have two gay friends that have recently come out of the closet, both have dealt with oppression from the community. We used to all hangout and make gay jokes to each other thinking it was harmless and not meaning to hurt each others feelings. But the fact that being gay was the most common thing to joke about probably hurt even more because , it made it seem like being gay was the worst thing or outcast. This is probably why they were not comfortable with who they were and staid in the closet for so long and even developed mental issues. I feel really bad for all of the gay jokes I’ve made in the past about them or in front of them and now i realize how harmful my comments were and try to limit my gay jokes and support them as much as i can. Some of my friends have since rejected them because they are gay and this probably makes them feel like a monster. Both of these friends have come close to suicide or have made threat of suicide. What they really need is support from their close friends and parents their is not many laws or any event the schools can set up to help these troubled youths but actions by close friends and people that need to reach out to them and let them know that they care.


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