Posts tagged "it gets better"

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 »

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 »

Yet Another Gay Teen Suicide, This Time in Michigan

A gay teenaged college student at Oakland University in Michigan killed himself, authorities reported. Corey Jackson, 19, hanged himself on Oct. 19th and his body was found in a wooded area of the university campus. Although, there’s no evidence that the student suffered anti-gay bullying, authorities believe it was something deeper than that. “We have... Read more »
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Lenox and The Second City on ChicagoNow Radio

It’s always a great time hanging out with my pals Amy Guth and Alex Quigley! We laughed, joked and talked about my ongoing secret relationship with Mark Kirk (just kidding…or, am I?). But, this time around, we put all the jokes aside and talked about a serious issue that  we’re all concerned about – the... Read more »

Another African American Gay Male Commits Suicide

Joseph Jefferson’s chilling last words, shared on Facebook with his friends, were: “I could not bear the burden of living as a gay man of color in a world grown cold and hateful towards those of us who live and love differently than the so-called ‘social mainstream.’ Belonging is one of the basic human needs,... 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 »
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