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Johnny Weir wearing purple shirt

GLAAD asked folks to wear purple today, in honor of the recent LGBT teen suicides. Above is Johnny Weir’s participation (courtesy of Chloe).

Another report of a gay young person’s suicide–this time Corey Jackson, a student at Oakland University. So far there are no reports of bullying as a factor in his death. I feel so saddened by every new piece of news, every new life lost. I also think this is important to put in the broader context of the suicide epidemic, one that impacts LGBT people at much higher rates.

Gloria Steinem responds to Susan Faludi’s article about feminism in this interview, defending young women and pop culture.

A high school cheerleader was kicked off her squad for refusing to shout the name of her accused rapist and basketball player. A court has defended the decision, calling her a “mouthpiece” for a school to use to “disseminate speech — namely, support for its athletic teams.” Disgusting.

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