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Breaking news on Bloomberg hypocrisy

Perez reported on Bloomberg’s appaling hypocrisy yesterday–making his own “It Gets Better” video while also cutting funding for queer and homeless youth services here in New York City almost simultaneously. Well lo and behold, Bloomberg appears to have seen the error of his ways. This morning, according to the Ali Forney Center, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Finance Committee Chair Domenic M. Recchia Jr. announced that the Council and Administration have reached a budgetary agreement on the Fiscal Year 2011 financial plan that fully restores the spending reductions to homeless youth programs proposed by Mayor Bloomberg in the November financial plan.

Damn right.

Perez reported on Bloomberg’s appaling hypocrisy yesterday–making his own “It Gets Better” video while also cutting funding for queer and homeless youth services here in New York City almost simultaneously. Well lo and behold, Bloomberg appears ...

NYC Mayor Bloomberg makes ‘It Gets Better’ video two days after slashing funding for homeless LGBT youth

“Over the last few months there’s been a string of bullying incidents and suicides involving gay and lesbian youth. Right now there may be some of you out there who feel that there’s no hope, or that you’re not wanted. Well I have a message for you. New York City wants you. New York has always been the place where anyone can go, and be who they’re supposed to be, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual identity. We need you.

We need your enthusiasm, your ideas, your passion and your talents. And so do lots of other places around the country and the world. The struggle for equality has always been ongoing, but we’ve come so ...

“Over the last few months there’s been a string of bullying incidents and suicides involving gay and lesbian youth. Right now there may be some of you out there who feel that there’s no hope, or ...

NYC Mayor Bloomberg makes ‘It Gets Better’ video two days after slashing funding for homeless LGBT youth

“Over the last few months there’s been a string of bullying incidents and suicides involving gay and lesbian youth. Right now there may be some of you out there who feel that there’s no hope, or that you’re not wanted. Well I have a message for you. New York City wants you. New York has always been the place where anyone can go, and be who they’re supposed to be, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual identity. We need you.

We need your enthusiasm, your ideas, your passion and your talents. And so do lots of other places around the country and the world. The struggle for equality has always been ongoing, but we’ve come so ...

“Over the last few months there’s been a string of bullying incidents and suicides involving gay and lesbian youth. Right now there may be some of you out there who feel that there’s no hope, or ...

New sex study has good news for youth and people of color but gender gap in sexual satisfaction persists

Our friends over at Indiana University are living up to Alfred Kinsey‘s legacy. Today marks the release of the largest, nationally representative sexual health survey in almost 20 years. It is also the first study to survey youth as young as 14-years-old and older people aged 96. This is a radical moment in sexual health history where research is getting a more accurate picture of the life span of our sexual experiences. And the study has some encouraging findings.

Conducted by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, the report holds great news for youth and people of color, communities that have been framed as sexually irresponsible for far too ...

Our friends over at Indiana University are living up to Alfred Kinsey‘s legacy. Today marks the release of the largest, nationally representative sexual health survey in almost 20 years. It is also the first study ...

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Youth Suicides, Andrew Shirvell, and America’s Tolerance of Anti-LGBT Hate

Yesterday, we found out about the fourth teen suicide this month after bullying and/or harassment by their school peers for being gay or perceived to be gay:

Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi jumped off the George Washington bridge last week after his roommate broadcasted a video of him hooking up with a boy on the internet. Tyler was a talented violinist. In response, the LGBT community at Rutgers has been protesting for safe space housing for queer students. 13-year old Asher Brown of Houston (picture to the right), TX shot himself in the head last week after 18 months of bullying by fellow students, and after 18 months of complaints by his parents for the school ...

Yesterday, we found out about the fourth teen suicide this month after bullying and/or harassment by their school peers for being gay or perceived to be gay:

Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi jumped off the George ...
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Focus on the Family attacks anti-bullying efforts as part of the “gay agenda”


Carl Walker-Hoover took his own life because of homophobic bullying.

There’s nothing like an interest group claiming to know what’s “best for the children” that completely disregards actual and real youth issues. What’s even better is that in efforts to push forth their own anti-LGBT bullshit, they’re claiming anti-bullying efforts by LGBT organizations are all a part of a “gay agenda”:

“We feel more and more that activists are being deceptive in using anti-bullying rhetoric to introduce their viewpoints, while the viewpoint of Christian students and parents are increasingly belittled,” [Candi] Cushman said.

Public schools increasingly convey that homosexuality is normal and should be accepted, Cushman said, while opposing viewpoints by conservative Christians are portrayed as ...


Carl Walker-Hoover took his own life because of homophobic bullying.

There’s nothing like an interest group claiming to know what’s “best for the children” that completely disregards actual and real youth issues. What’s even ...

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