“Your future is going to be amazing. You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you—there will be lots of them.” –Hillary Clinton
Perhaps you’ve seen the recent Facebook post from a teen who wrote: “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.” It was accompanied by a picture of a very distraught young boy.
Not all schools in this country honor anti-bullying laws or “safe zone” programs. Very few schools have a chapter of GSA—the Gay/Straight Alliance—which was started to further understanding and acceptance of differing sexual orientations. And this is why the suicide rate for gay teens, or teens who are perceived to be gay, is over one third higher than the national average.
How about this: Let’s just love all little kids. And instead of throwing disapproval at them, let’s throw our arms around them and let them know they’ll be OK.