Oct 22 2010
It’s safe to say the bullying hasn’t stopped. But we’d like to think the recent focus on the problem is having an impact. Of course, it’s a shame that it comes only after the recent, tragic suicides of at least five young people – bullied because they were either gay or perceived “different” in some way.
On Ellen, Levi Strauss & Co. recently announced a $50,000 challenge grant to The Trevor Project. We are thrilled to learn that Google has announced a matching donation. Add to that the $53,000 from individual donors, and you have more than $150,000 donated to this amazing organization, which provides a safe space for young people – straight and gay.
President Obama has joined hundreds of others who are talking about the issue in personal messages as part of the It Gets Better Project. See his message below. And if you have a few minutes, check out some of the other It Gets Better messages – from people all over the world – telling young people who need to know…it gets better.
The problem of bullying has captured some much-needed attention, but even after the media attention fades, the problem isn’t going to quickly disappear. In terms of anti-gay bullying, there is much more to do.
Posted By: Cory Warren, Editor, LS&Co. Unzipped
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