Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Today is Spirit Day

Today is Spirit Day.  

We stand together as one. We are all just people. Right?

I'm wearing purple and of course, you, my reader, are also wearing purple. Right?

Because we all believe that

Tyler Clementi

Seth Walsh

Justin Aaberg

Raymond Chase

Asher Brown

Cody J. Barker

Harrison Chase Brown

Caleb Nolt

Billy Lucas

Jeanine Blanchett

Chantal Dube

Should not be forgotten. 

These young people all committed suicide because they were bullied, maligned and because they despaired that it would ever get better for them.

You know what will make it get better for young people who are suffering because of their sexuality?

Not bullying them and not standing for anyone else bullying them either.

Not proselytizing that "they can change", because really, their sexuality is just none of your business.

But most of all:

Wear purple in your heart. Not just today, but every day.

We're all just people. 

So let's be kind to each other.

© Bright Nepenthe, 2010