tyleroakley:

"How Not To React When Your Son Is Gay"

My heart breaks while watching this video. If you’re reading this and need support, please contact The Trevor Project. They are the leading national organization for crisis & suicide prevention - they are there to talk, 24/7 - confidential and free.

Warning: Disturbing audio and language

According to sources (both his friends and boyfriend) he is in a safe place now and removed from the situation. To support him, a GoFundMe project has been started by his friends to assist him with living expenses, which you can check out here.

Please remember that if you are in need of support, you can contact organizations such as Trevor Project 24/7.

4 days ago · 83,264 notes · Reblogged from tyleroakley

Sassy Gay Friend - It Gets Better

Sassy Gay Friend is a series of videos on YouTube, starring Brian Gallivan,  published on The Second City Network. Although this video is relatively old (published on October 9, 2010) I recently came across with it and really liked it, so I wanted to share it with you, too.

You can check out the videos of ‘Sassy Gay Friend’ here, which are absolutely hilarious.

5 days ago · 15 notes

Same Difference: a Feature Documentary Film about LGBT youth
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TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE

 Same Difference is a feature length documentary that presents the lives of two adolescent boys who identify as gay from a young age. Graeme Taylor, now 18 and off to college, grows up and goes to school in a supporting environment that allows him to thrive. Justin Aaberg (1995-2010) unfortunately grows up and goes to a school filled with intolerant backwards policies and scandal. Justin was just one of nine teens that took their lives while attending the Anoka-Hennepin School District between 2009-2011. This resulted in state health officials declaring the school district a suicide contagion, leading to a department of justice investigation. The role the school played in these deaths is explored through Jefferson Fietek, the only openly gay teacher in the district at the time. Additionally Mellisa Thompson, a parent in the district, highlights the shortcomings of the school board and the administration. Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D, Dr. Antoine Douaihy M.D., and Dr. Liz Winter PhD, LSW, examine the current research on anti-bullying and offer solutions to handling gender issues among adolescents within schools.

Find out more and support the project on Indiegogo here.

3 weeks ago · 41 notes · Source

"BORN THIS WAY | IT’S NOT A CHOICE"
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3 weeks ago · 24 notes

"My Gay Life #2 My Coming Out Journey Part 1; The Beginning"
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Hi there, So I came across this blog loved it and its purpose. I know it is hard for some people to come out and be themselves, however my coming out story was relatively easy. So I wanted to share it with others in the hope that they may find it easier to come out if they know of people who have done it without any major fall out and without their families abandoning them etc. So I thought I’d share the first video in my ‘Coming Out’ series.

You can find more of his videos in the series on his YouTube channel here.

1 month ago · 14 notes

"Coming Out as a Gay Arab"
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1 month ago · 23 notes

"How to Come Out to Your Parents"

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1 month ago · 12 notes

"Pride"

Apple recently released a video titled “Pride” on YouTube, featuring their staff marching in the San Francisco Pride, June 29, 2014, to celebrate their ‘unwavering commitment’ to equality and diversity. The video ends with the message stating “Inclusion inspires innovation”. 

1 month ago · 113 notes

ICYMI: Burger King Proud Whopper

Burger King introduced a new Whopper for San Francisco Pride 2014, with message inside the wrapper states “We are all the same inside”.

Personally, I am impressed by such move by a big chain like Burger King and I believe it does matter a lot. I applaud Burger King for this and I gotta admit too, I have never expected a burger would make me cry. :)

1 month ago · 1,338 notes

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This is part THREE to my coming out series.

You can check out previous parts here.

2 months ago · 10 notes