Monday, May 18, 2009

Write and call your Senator to support the hate crimes legislation!

How Many More Children Must Die

This year alone, at least five middle school-aged students have committed suicide because of intense anti-gay bullying and teasing by classmates.

We must protect our youth and let them know that they can live full, productive lives as openly gay men or women. In the middle school years a child may or may not even know his sexual identity; nonetheless, bullying in these formative years takes its toll on nascent expressions of personality. This year in particular, Black youth have suffered or died, all because their peers questioned their sexual orientation or disliked their gender expression.

We need your help. We need you to join us in the fight to pass a Hate Crimes Protections Bill and for Anti-LGBT Bullying legislation.