Tag Archives: bullying

A Mom’s Perspective is Profoundly Changed by Amazing Closure With the Bully of Her Past

Guest blog by Mindy Forsythe, author of  How My Eleven Year Old Son Taught Me That Having a Gay Character in ‘Train Your Dragon’ is Important “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me”, so I … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Mourns the Loss of Joe Bell, Killed in the Line of Duty of Being a Dad

“Making headway, one step at a time”.   This was the last communication from Joe Bell on his epic quest to walk across the United States and do everything within his power to end bullying, intolerance and suicide.  His journey was … Continue reading

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Homophobia’s Cruel Mother’s Day

It was the Friday before Mother’s Day. I had published a blog piece on the nature of Mother’s Day and the celebration of all who feel mother love running through their souls. I was finishing up a high-tech piece at … Continue reading

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The Lynching of a Butterfly and the Modern Mob

As a Dad, I cannot fathom the horrific pain that Jadin Bell’s parents must be experiencing.  I ache for them. The officials are calling the possible impending death of young Jadin an attempted “suicide”.  It was not a suicide; it … Continue reading

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Desiderata for the Bullied

Yesterday I made an “It Gets Better Video” for the large company at which I work.  Another friend and I got the project going several months ago, which culminated in our video shoot yesterday.  We looked for others in our … Continue reading

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Cruel Does Not Equal Cool. (What those tempted to bully should know)

Cruel does not equal Cool.   (What those tempted to bully should know)

This is the mantra of the Rainbow Berets. To join the Rainbow Beret team, click the photo and like the Rainbow Beret Facebook page. Declare yourself to be an ally to the bullied, and an advocate against bullying. Talk to others in your community about doing the same. Full article is here: https://evolequals.com/2012/09/30/a-gay-dad-proposes-a-plan-against-bullying-the-rainbow-berets/

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A Gay Dad Proposes a Plan Against Bullying: The Rainbow Berets

There have been times of war when conventional forces were not enough.  Situations were too complicated and too tenuous in a fragile balance.  It was in these moments, that a special force was sent in to perform functions that emphasized … Continue reading

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The Bully Pulpit by Guest Blogger, Jeffrey C. Sherman

Jeffrey C. Sherman is a writer, producer, director and composer for film and television.  From Wikipedia: “An older term within the U.S. Government, a bully pulpit is a public office or other position of authority of sufficiently high rank that … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Remembers: My Journey Through the Dark Shadows

The behavior of bullies must be stopped. Cold. Daily, we become more aware.  The issue is deeper however.  We cast young people into a web of social complexity and ignore what happens to them as they leave the innocent playfulness … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Tweeny-vision and the Bully Playground

Jasmyn Smith committed suicide.  According to her family and friends, she had endured “a year and a half of being heavily bullied, both at school and online”. She was…eleven. I cannot stand that this happened.  I cannot stand that she … Continue reading

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