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BULLYING Slam Poetry and Video (You May Have Missed)

(Thanks, Emm-in-sem, for posting this. If you are not familiar with Emm-in-Sem, I highly recommend checking out her blog. If you have ever wanted to talk to a positive, life-affirming, Christian queer* woman, she’s your point person.)

To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan

every school was a big top circus tent
and the pecking order went
from acrobats to lion tamers
from clowns to carnies
all of these were miles ahead of who we were
we were freaks
lobster claw boys and bearded ladies
oddities
juggling depression and loneliness playing solitaire spin the bottle
trying to kiss the wounded parts of ourselves and heal
but at night
while the others slept
we kept walking the tightrope
it was practice
and yeah
some of us fell

but I want to tell them
that all of this shit
is just debris
leftover when we finally decide to smash all the things we thought
we used to be
and if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself
get a better mirror
look a little closer
stare a little longer
because there’s something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit
you built a cast around your broken heart
and signed it yourself
you signed it
“they were wrong”

LGBTQ* Bullying Videos You May Have Missed

Hannah Hart (of My Drunk Kitchen) weighs in on Bullying and

the Gay/Lesbian Avengers America Dirty Pop



Personal Note:

Hannah Hart has such a large piece of my Harto. (interwebs fangirl moment) ‘Nuff Said.

-Rebecca, moderator of KNOWhomo

LGBTQ*/Bullying Political Cartoons

“Life is a fight, but not everyone’s a fighter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species.” ― Andrew Vachss, Terminal

“It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There’s always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you’re letting them win. And they don’t deserve that. What you’re doing by being yourself is you’re keeping it real, and you’re being really brave.” ― Adam Lambert

“You should be nicer to him,’ a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. ‘He has no friends.’ This, I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it.” ― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

“When people see you’re happy doing what you’re doing, it sort of takes the power away from them to tease you about it.” ― Wendy Mass, Every Soul A Star

“With ignorance comes fear- from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance.” ― Kathleen Patel, The Bullying Epidemic-the guide to arm you for the fight

“When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” ― Chris Colfer

LGBTQ*/Bullying Political Cartoons

“Life is a fight, but not everyone’s a fighter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species.” 
― Andrew VachssTerminal

“It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There’s always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you’re letting them win. And they don’t deserve that. What you’re doing by being yourself is you’re keeping it real, and you’re being really brave.” 
― Adam Lambert

“You should be nicer to him,’ a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. ‘He has no friends.’ This, I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it.” 
― Christopher HitchensHitch-22: A Memoir

“When people see you’re happy doing what you’re doing, it sort of takes the power away from them to tease you about it.” 
― Wendy MassEvery Soul A Star

“With ignorance comes fear- from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance.” 
― Kathleen PatelThe Bullying Epidemic-the guide to arm you for the fight

“When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” 
― Chris Colfer

LGBTQ* Allies and Ellen Clips You May Have Missed


Personal Note: Yes, the vandalizing  occurred in Virginia. The unified assistance and support of local businesses also came from Virginia. 

Don’t be silenced because your community acts out violently. Create and live in the world you want. Thank you, Richard. Thank you, Roanoke. Thank you to all the businesses that stepped in. Thank you for all the allies that stepped up. Thank you to the community that speaks out for their fellow “family.” Thank you, Ellen. Thank you, CoverGirl.

I wish everyone a Happy Roanoke Pride this weekend!

(And Roanoke, I am so happy to be a resident of your city.)

-Rebecca

Watch the celebrity studded live commercial from Ellen, Patrick Dempsy, the Olympic gymnastic gold medalists, and Pink HERE.

LGBTQ* Marketing and Slogans

OUIrevolt’s Designs

May 7
(LGBTQ*) Political Cartoons
"They Said - But You Stand"
BY PAT BAGLEY, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE  -  5/1/2012 12:00:00 AM

(LGBTQ*) Political Cartoons

"They Said - But You Stand"

Depression Phone Assistance/Support
Crisis Help Line –Any/All Crisis: 1-800-233-4357
National Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000
National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8245)
Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-999-9999
Suicide & Depression Crisis Line – Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (2433) –US, U.K., Canada, and Singapore
 
LGBTQ* Assistance/Support
Gay & Lesbian National Support: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Support Line: 1-800-850-8078
The Trevor Helpline: 1-800-850-8078
Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: (UK) 0121 622 6589
 
Youth & Teen Phone Assistance/Support
Child Helpline: (UK) 0800 1111
National Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663
Runaway Support (Confidential): 800-231-6946
Teen Helpline: 1-800-400-0900
Youth America Hotline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)
Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663 or 1-800-422-0009
 
 
 

Depression Phone Assistance/Support

Crisis Help Line –Any/All Crisis: 1-800-233-4357

National Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8245)

Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-999-9999

Suicide & Depression Crisis Line – Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (2433) –US, U.K., Canada, and Singapore

 

LGBTQ* Assistance/Support

Gay & Lesbian National Support: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Support Line: 1-800-850-8078

The Trevor Helpline: 1-800-850-8078

Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: (UK) 0121 622 6589

 

Youth & Teen Phone Assistance/Support

Child Helpline: (UK) 0800 1111

National Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663

Runaway Support (Confidential): 800-231-6946

Teen Helpline: 1-800-400-0900

Youth America Hotline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)

Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663 or 1-800-422-0009

 

 

 

LGBTQ* Voices in Song 

"Testimony" — Music by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden)

Sung by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus 

And when I die and it’s my time to go, I want to come back as me.”

LGBTQ* Plays, Monologues, Dramatic Works, and Theatre You Should Know
DOG SEES GOD - Bert  V. Royal
(2004)
THE STORY: When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful. (from: http://www.dramatists.com/)

LGBTQ* Plays, Monologues, Dramatic Works, and Theatre You Should Know

DOG SEES GOD - Bert  V. Royal

(2004)

THE STORY: When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful. (from: http://www.dramatists.com/)

Dec 8
LGBTQ* Illustrations, Art and Media Expression

Breaks to Bullying 

LGBTQ* Illustrations, Art and Media Expression

Breaks to Bullying 

Oct 3

KEEP ON KEEPING ON!

Annual Blue Shirt Day™ - World Day of Bullying Prevention, an awareness initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™ held on the first Monday of every October, is the day that Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention are heard around the world as kids and adults alike wear a Blue Shirt in solidarity to STOMP Out Bullying™.

for more information visit: http://stompoutbullying.org/

(If you have a story to share, pictures of Oct. 3rd’s Blue Shirt Day, poems, graphics, etc and would like to be part of the KNOWhomo Ant-Bullying/Ally Support video, please email them by October 10th to knowhomo@gmail.com)

Blue Shirt Day, Monday, October 3rd
I’ll be wearing blue. Will You?

Let’s put an end to bullying, cyberbullying, other digital abuse, hatred, racism and homophobia and STOMP Out Bullying   everywhere!
If you wear a blue shirt and would like to submit a photograph, a video or any writing to the KnowHomo video against Bullying, submit to the knowhomo tumblr page or email knowhomo@gmail.com.

STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements and social media campaigns. Annual Blue Shirt Day™ - World Day of Bullying Prevention, an awareness initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™ held on the first Monday of every October, is the day that Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention are heard around the world as kids and adults alike wear a Blue Shirt in solidarity to STOMP Out Bullying™.
for more information visit: http://stompoutbullying.org/

Blue Shirt Day, Monday, October 3rd

I’ll be wearing blue. Will You?


Let’s put an end to bullying, cyberbullying, other digital abuse, hatred, racism and homophobia and STOMP Out Bullying everywhere!

If you wear a blue shirt and would like to submit a photograph, a video or any writing to the KnowHomo video against Bullying, submit to the knowhomo tumblr page or email knowhomo@gmail.com.

STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements and social media campaigns. 


Annual Blue Shirt Day™ - World Day of Bullying Prevention, an awareness initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™ held on the first Monday of every October, is the day that Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention are heard around the world as kids and adults alike wear a Blue Shirt in solidarity to STOMP Out Bullying™.

for more information visit: http://stompoutbullying.org/