1 Easy Way to Save the Lives of LGBT Youth
October 9, 2011 § 2 Comments
With the recent suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, light has once again been shed upon the need to resolve lgbt suicide. A necessity of our progress towards ending teen suicide, GLAAD’s work to improve the media presence of the lgbt community, is not just powerful but is unmatched in its fervor for change. As an athlete whose community seems like a final battleground for achieving acceptance, I recognize the unparalleled impact GLAAD has on youth involvement in sports.
Not only has GLAAD worked with the NBA and MLB to train coaches to create inclusive and accepting environments, their unwavering stance against homophobic slurs is proving to youth that we are welcomed and will be protected in the athletic world – one which has proven to better the lives of those involved.
By making a donationof $10, $20 or any dollar amount you deem acceptable, you are supporting GLAAD’s continued work with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people into millions of home and change the mass opinion towards lgbtq youth. Remember that every bit counts!
GLAAD is opening the door of sports to many lgbt teens who will see an accepting and welcoming community, one where they can thrive as themselves and grow to become the exceptional people they deserve to be. I do hope you donate to this very deserving cause and I would greatly appreciate it if you would share this post on your facebook, twitter, or G+ account! Your help means a lot to me and I wish you all the best in your fundraising for GLAAD’s Get AMPED 5k Run/Walk in Dallas (which I will see you at!) and I thank you for your generous donations.
Thank you to: Jeff Sanborn, Jacquie Cadorette, and Ryan Mootheart for their generous contributions!