This video has been around for a little while now. It is among the most poignant reminders of the struggles LBGTQ children go through. Not only is it striking and sad, but it puts the shoe on the other foot. It presents a world where same sex is the norm and heterosexuality is, well, not. Everyone needs to see this video. Everyone.
The video is not only about the LGBTQ aspect, but the damaging and often permanent ramifications of bullying. Some would say that I am a snow flake. That’s fine, that’s your right. However, as a bisexual man (oh, you didn’t know?), proud to be a member of the LGBTQ community, and a father of 3 beautiful, amazing, individual, children that are each their own wonderful person, this video was so extremely hard to watch. Knowing that someday my children could suffer like this just destroys my heart beyond belief. I am not a crier, but you already know that. Even I succumbed to this video. At 20 minutes long, it takes perserverence to sit through, but you need to do it. You need to do it for yourself, for your (future) family, for your friends, and for your neighbors.
So, grab your tissues, gather whomever is with you, turn up the volume and learn something. Face the reality that is life today in many places in this country, for FAR too many people. And please, DON’T EVER, EVER, BE SILENT! #LoveIsAllYouNeed
To read the article on Queerty about the past and current controversy follow the link – https://www.queerty.com/lgbt-anti-bullying-video-got-north-carolina-teacher-suspended-20170210