Posts tagged "bullying"

Chicago's Annual Day to Stop Bullying

Chicago's Annual Day to Stop Bullying
Save the date: May 5th, Chicago will host it’s first annual day to stop bullying. Safe Space Day is an annual event organized by the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to stop bullying. The event this year will be hosted at the Center... Read more »

Local High School Shows other Schools How to be LGBT Friendly

Local High School Shows other Schools How to be LGBT Friendly
A new mentoring program for LGBT students will launch at Lincoln Park High School, Windy City Times reports. The Lincoln Park Youth Society, as it will be known, officially kicked off earlier this year, mixing monthly social events with a mentoring program for high school students with area college and graduate-level students who also identify... Read more »

Marsha Ambrosius' Video Premiere

Marsha Ambrosius' Video Premiere
Ex-Floetry Singer Marsha Ambrosius’ new song, “Far Away,” may have one of the most moving messages of 2011, thus far.  The new single hopes to raise awareness against bullying. Inspired by her real-life experience, the clip revolves around a gay friend who is shoved aside by people in his neighborhood due to his sexual orientation.... Read more »
Advertisement:

Finally, Glee's First Gay Kiss!

I’m not a huge fan of the show Glee but my partner adores it. The cheesy themed songs and awkward dance choreography drives me insane. But, last night’s episode of Glee, touched on pressing issues including anti-gay bullying, character Kurt Hummel received his highly anticipated first gay kiss, from a very unexpected source. Watch what... Read more »

African American Gay Teen Commits Suicide

It really feels like this will not end.  Another teen, a 19-year-old former Howard University student Aiyisha Hassan committed suicide on October 4th. She appears to be the seventh LGBT teen to make the headlines for committing suicide in the past five weeks. Some reports suggest the former HU student was struggling with her sexuality.... Read more »

Obama: "It Gets Better"

The White House on Thursday released a video of President Obama telling gay youths that “It Gets better.” Obama joins the long list of many people, including my comrades and I, to help with Dan Savage’s YouTube campaign to help raise awareness around teen suicide and provide support to at risk-gay youth.  In his video,... Read more »
Advertisement:

It Gets Better...

I was completely stunned when I learned of a Rutgers University student killed himself after his sexual encounter with another boy was broadcast online by his college roommate, he joined a growing list of gay suicides in recent months. The Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi, apparently jumped to his death from a New York City bridge... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: