Friday, October 22, 2010

President Obama's Message to Bullied LGBT Youth: "It Gets Better"

Recommended Off-site Links:
Dan Savage Responds to Obamat’s “It Gets Better” Video – The Advocate (October 22, 2010).
“It Gets Better” Project’s YouTube Channel
Dan Savage Aims to Save LGBT Kids with “It Gets Better” ProjectThe Advocate (September 21, 2010).
Make It Better: Celebrities and Activists Rally Against Gay Bullying – Victoria Fine (The Huffington Post, October 4, 2010).
The Trevor Project
What is a Catholic Response to Gay Suicide? – James Martin, S.J. (America, October 4, 2010).
Faith, Hope and Love: Ending LGBT Teen Suicide – Rev. Patrick S. Cheng (The Huffington Post, October 6, 2010).
Why Anti-Gay Bullying is a Theological Issue – Cody J. Sanders (Religion Dispatches, October 2, 2010).
Preventing Tragedy in Our Schools – Al Franken and Joe Solmonese (The Huffingtn Post, October 5, 2010).
Homophobia Hurts Straight Men, Too – Jonathan Zimmerman (Christian Science Monitor, October 6, 2010).
Bullying Victims Speak Out CNN (October 6, 2010).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Dave Navarro to LGBT Youth: “We Need Your Voices”
Quote of the Day – October 19, 2010
Photo of the Day – October 19, 2010
Confronting Classroom Homophobia
Catholic Church Can Overcome Fear of LGBT People
Prayer of the Week – October 11, 2010
A Girl Named Sara: A "Person of the Resurrection"
The Triumph of Love: An Easter Reflection
"A Valiant Effort"
No Matter What


Mareczku said...

This is very moving and beautiful. They should show this to students in all schools. Do we have any priests or church people taking part in "It Gets Better"? Michael, I think you should send a clip of this to Courage. They need to listen.

Joe said...

A very touching intervention by the Pres. I see that neocath blogger Mark Shea describes the organizer of the "it gets better" campaign as a homo-fascist...