For many LGBT youth, especially those living on their own, Internet access is a lifeline: providing communication, places to live, job opportunities. The White House and the nonprofit David Bohnett Foundation recently launched a program to ensure disadvantaged queer youth will never be out of work because a computer is out of their reach.
A gay high school senior was told that he cannot formally accept the Matthew Shepard Scholarship at his Catholic school's annual awards ceremony, despite being encouraged to apply for the award by school administrators. ---
Timothy Dolan called the effort 'not only unfair and unjust, but inflammatory.'
“I hope they see Bully with their friends and help start the conversation so we can end bullying.”
"My heart breaks each time I see, read, or hear about another innocent child’s struggle, or even worse, suicide because of ignorance, intolerance and hatred."
Martha says, "It's time to take a stand. Speak up. Stop bullying."
Hutcherson, who is closely associated the the anitbullying organization Straight But Not Narrow, spoke with the Gay Straight Alliance about the importance of straight allies for gay youth.
"Today, with the help of more than 200,000 people who have signed my Change.org petition, we sent a loud and clear message to the MPAA that the movie Bully shouldn't be given an R rating," Katie Butler says.
Led by Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, the foundation hopes to combat intolerance while promoting a “braver, kinder world.”