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General Discussion / HELL YEAH NEW YORK
« on: June 25, 2011, 12:21:27 am »
Gay marriage is now legal in the state of New York. Discuss.

General Discussion / Day of Silence
« on: April 14, 2011, 03:37:43 pm »
Tomorrow is the Day of Silence, a day to be silent in a sort of protest against LGBT bullying. For those of you who don't know, LGBT means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. According to the Day of Silence page, two of the top three reasons for being harassed in school stems from either perceived sexual and gender preferences or ACTUAL sexual and gender preferences. In addition to this, 9/10 LGBT students have experienced or are experiencing harassment at school. This day is to show your support against these things and to hopefully bring with them awareness. 8000 high schools and middle schools registered for this event in 2008, so it can only go up from there.

I've seen bullying because of preference and gender related issues. My friend Danny considers himself to be male, and he and I hang out. However, Danny used to be Danielle and would often hang out with other girls. Since Danny has decided to go from Danielle to Daniel, both his male and female friends have been less than... supportive in his endeavor. The boys he used hang out with refer to him as a fag and try to 'put her back in her place' by not allowing them to join in such sports as basketball and whatnot. They can also be quite physically abusive, which just doesn't fly for me. The girls he used to be best friends with have repeatedly done more... damaging things than just a kick in the stomach or two. They leave him nasty notes saying that no one would like him anyway, they've broken into his locker and left more damaging things... and the teachers are just really confused by it all. They aren't entirely sure of what to do with him.

This is a big something for me. Danny and I are close, and I hate being the only one who actually gives a shit about him. I'm going to be participating tomorrow, and I implore all of you to participate as well. Not a word for about six hours.

Feel free to say why or why you aren't supporting this, or even to supply more materials. I'm sure I didn't get EVERYTHING in there.

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