Friday, September 23, 2011
Stop the Insanity
This past Monday, September 19, another American teenager committed suicide because he was bullied for being gay. His name was Jamey Rodemeyer, he lived in Baffalo, New York, and he was just fourteen years old.
According to news reports, Jamey came out in May of this year, and the experience was so positive for him, so filled with love and support from friends, that, ironically, he made his own video to tell other gay teens it really does get better.
In part, here's what Jamey said in his video:
You were born this way. All you have to do is hold your head up and you will go far. Because that's all you have to do. Just love yourself and you're set. And I promise you, it will get better.
So what happened between the time Jamey made this video and the day he died for nothing? His parents know he was bullied not only at school but online as well. By insensitive shitheads who must be held accountable for his senseless death. Jamey's case is under investigation. Let's hope justice is served.
When will the insanity stop?
When will we stop losing precious lives just because they're gay?
What can each of us do to ensure this doesn't happen again?
Play your part.