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Hate Group Coalition Calls For Boycott Of 'Homosexuality-affirming' Anti-Bullying 'Day Of Silence': VIDEO

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A group of anti-gay activists and listed hate group members are calling for parents to keep their children out of school on this year’s anti-bullying “Day of Silence” campaign, reports Right Wing Watch.

6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c71806dd970b-piThe call to action was published by hate group Illinois Family Institute and was signed by homophobes including Penny Nance, Matt Barber, Peter Labarbera of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, the particularly vile Scott Lively, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and others.

According to this nasty group of people who are obsessed with homosexuality, the “Day of Silence” on April 17 aims to “indoctrinate 16-year-olds” and is “the queen of all the numerous homosexuality-affirming activities that take place in public schools.”

The particularly nasty post reads in part:

“The Day of Silence...started in one university and then like a cancer metastasized to thousands of high schools, and then into middle schools. Before long it will take place in elementary schools. Leftists know that it’s easier to indoctrinate 16-year-olds than 36-year-olds and easier still to indoctrinate 6-year-olds.

“If it were solely about eradicating bullying, everyone—liberals and conservatives alike—would support it. But it’s not.

“The Day of Silence exploits government schools, captive audiences, and anti-bullying sentiment to advance the Left’s social, moral, and political beliefs and goals. [Event organizer Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network] seeks to advance the belief that all public expressions of moral disapproval of homosexual activity are bullying.

“A coalition of pro-family organizations is once again urging parents to keep their children home from school on the Day of Silence if their school administrations will be allowing students to politicize instructional time by refusing to speak.

“We must demonstrate the boldness and perseverance of the Left if we hope to stop the relentless appropriation of public education for the promotion of homosexuality.”

Listen to Mission America's Linda Harvey explain why it's perfectly reasonably to discriminate against and bully vulnerable LGBT teens, AFTER THE JUMP...

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One In Five British Gay Teens Bullied In School By Teachers Or Other Adults: VIDEO

6a00d8341c730253ef01bb08035fb8970d-800wiNew research shows that one in five gay or bisexual teens in Britain have been subjected to homophobic bullying at the hands of teachers or other adults at school, reports the Independent.

The “Boys Who Like Boys” report produced by the National AIDS Trust (NAT) questioned more than 1,000 gay or bisexual males between the ages of 14 and 19 about their experience of sex and relationship education in school.

While 55 percent of respondents said they had experienced bullying and discrimination due to their sexual orientation, 39 percent of that segment said a teacher or another adult at school had been responsible for the bullying.

The survey also suggests that poor sex education lessons are driving a rise in the number of young gay men contracting HIV.

Deborah Gold, the chief executive of the NAT, said:

“It’s an incredibly high number. The idea that teachers or other adults at school are sometimes responsible for bullying and discrimination is utterly unacceptable. It’s definitely an area I’d want to know more about. It’s a worryingly high enough statistic that you’d want to find out how that is impacting on young people.”

Gold added:

“The majority of the people that filled in this survey are leaving education not knowing how to protect themselves from HIV is shocking. The number of young men who have sex with men who are contracting HIV is increasing. I think there’s an absolute link between the lack of this education at a time when people need it and the consequences of that.”

Stonewall chief executive Ruth Hunt said the findings are “a sad but accurate representation of the situation that many young gay men face growing up in Britain today”.

Watch an Educational Action Challenging Homophobia video used as a teaching resource in the UK, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sam Smith Opens Up About Being Bullied After Coming Out At Age 11

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Crooner Sam Smith is opening up about his experiences with bullying and homophobia after he came out at age 11. MTV News reports that the "Stay With Me" singer told British paper The Sun about the taunting he received not long after coming out: 

“A bunch of boys from a rival school would shout insults at me as I walked from my home to the train station,” he told The Sun. “I remember walking to the station getting ‘f—-t’ shouted at me all the time. It was the most mortifying thing. Not so much for me. I knew these people were stupid, uneducated twats.”

Smith also recalled a more violent homophobic attack that took place when he was older and living in London:

“When I moved to London I got punched in the neck walking back from work. It was definitely homophobic,” he said. “I was on the phone speaking quite loudly and had pink headphones on, so it was pretty clear I was gay.”

Smith, who once stirred controversy over remarks that he didn't want to be a spokesperson for the gay community, remarks he later retracted, went on to comment on the homophobia and bullying he sees also existing within the gay community itself:

“When I was 17 I decided to go gay clubbing in Soho in London. I remember walking in and this gay guy turned to his mate and said something really nasty about me,” Sam said. “My whole world just crashed and I had a really lonely feeling. I knew then it was going to take a lot longer to be accepted. There’s a lot of homophobia and bullying in the gay community. There’s also a lot of body dysmorphia in the gay community, which means if you’re not toned and skinny it can be awful.”

Smith has discussed bullying before, most recently in his recent Rolling Stone cover story. Sadly, the limelight has not shielded him from such negative attention. Shock jock Howard Stern recently called Smith a "chubby and gay" one-hit wonder and an "ugly motherf---er" on his radio talk show. 


Bullied Trans Boy Asks For Support In Video Declaring He No Longer Wants To Live As A Girl: WATCH

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Milla Brown's parents and friends originally misinterpreted his preference for Spider-Man and close-cropped hair over dolls and tresses as mere tomboyishness. As he grew older and puberty began to approach, the reality clicked in: Brown is trans. Brown's mother Renée Fabish had nothing but support for her son:

It is not something [he] was talked into and it is not something [he] can be talked out of. We support him wholeheartedly. The only thing that has changed for us is pronouns.

But school life was not so supportive, and Brown alleges being bullied all the time. So, Fabish put together a video calling for tolerance and acceptance of her son. The video went viral and has been viewed over five million times. It's incredibly uplifting, and Brown's family should stand as a model for how to handle a trans child: with love and support.

You can watch the video AFTER THE JUMP...

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Dublin Catholic School Cancels Anti-Homophobia Workshop Over Parental Concerns

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High school students in Dublin, Ireland are planning a protest after the all-boys school Coláiste Eoin cancelled a workshop on homophobic bullying, reports The Journal.

On Tuesday, voluntary organization ShoutOut turned up at Coláiste Eoin to hold the workshop but were told it would not be going ahead because the board of management had decided that “both sides of the argument should be represented”.

There'll always be parents who object 2 their kids learning to respect minorities. Are we really going to give them a veto? #ColaisteEoin Co

— Izzy Kamikaze (@IzzyKamikaze) January 28, 2015

Shout outThe workshop, which has been given in schools all over Ireland and in Coláiste Eoin in 2012 and 2013, focuses on encouraging students not to discriminate against gay people.

In a statement this week, the school said "on this particular occasion however the Board of Management have received written communications from a number of parents outlining their concerns regarding the workshop. In this context it was incumbent on the Board to address all issues and to seek the advice available from Catholic management representative bodies available to secondary schools."

The school has also “proposed” that the ShoutOut workshops would be held “at a future date”.

Nuff said.... #ColaisteEoin pic.twitter.com/DwE9GkSUyF

— James Aherne (@jaherne94) January 28, 2015

Students began organizing a protest yesterday to make it known that the decision does not represent their views.

@mitchellnicola @BocktheRobber I'm sure the 2 sets of #ColaisteEoin parents who complained want to ensure #PureInHeart get equal opportunity

— John (@AnGobanSaor) January 28, 2015

Commentators including Bock The Robber have queried if parents will now be consulted before Catholic activist groups including Pure In Heart are allowed to present at the school.

Very important to ensure that #PureInHeart don't get at our children in schools without parents being asked. #ColaisteEoin

— Bock the Robber (@BocktheRobber) January 28, 2015

Speaking on Newstalk yesterday on the need for "balance", LGBT activist Rory O'Neill aka Panti Bliss, said

Bliss"I think it's pretty clear cut. There's nothing wrong with it at all. Are we going to suggest that bullying is alright? I don't think so. I think it's very rare to come across an LGBT person who'll tell you they had a great time in school. It's a difficult time. Anything we can do to help make it better for them can only be a good thing. When it comes to bullying, I don't think there needs to be a balance."

Earlier this week, Ireland’s Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin confirmed that religious-run schools and hospitals will by Easter be prevented from firing staff for being gay, divorced or an unmarried parent.


Student Writes Heartfelt Letter To Gay Teacher After Lesson On Bullying

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 4.08.56 PMA 9-year-old student wrote a heartwarming letter to her teacher after he told his students he was gay during a lesson on bullying reports Pink NewsThe letter comes after the teacher, listed as Mr. R., was teaching a lesson during the school's anti-bullying week and asked the Head of the school if he could tell the class that he was gay after learning that nearly the entire class heard the word "gay" used as an insult. The Head of the school supported R. and allowed him to share his life with his students; he was thrilled with the results after confiding his sexuality.

Said R.:

"The reaction was fantastic – there were a lot of gasps and shocked looks and some basic questions – do you have a boyfriend, etc., but after a couple of minutes they were over it and we moved on to the rest of the lesson."

A few days after sharing his sexuality with his students, one of them slipped him a letter. Names in the letter have been blocked out for privacy.

The letter in its entirety:

"Dear Mr. R.

"Even though you’re gay, I will always treat you the same way as I do now. I still think about you the same way as I used to. You’re a great teacher and these are just some of the word’s (sic) that I would describe you as: great, amazing, fantastic, brilliant, awesome and brave.

"The reason why I say brave is because you shared a personal secret which was very brave.

"You don’t have to feel scared because I know that everyone in the class feels the same way as I do.

“From A x x

PS. Mr. R., We are proud of you”

The letter brought R. to tears, and upon thanking her for the touching letter she simply replied, "It's just your life." For R. it's a relief to finally unveil a part of his life that he kept hidden, and use it as a compassionate educational experience for his students.

Said R.:

"For my class it was a surprise sure but, to them, it was just something simple and easy to file away as another piece of information. There was no judgement, no follow up, just acceptance.

"Now, I can mention my fiance as easily as any other teacher and my class know me a little better. I’ve had a lot of letters and cards over the years, but this one I know I’ll keep forever." 


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