This year has seen a rapid rise in exposure for bullying of homosexual teenagers. Numerous cases have been brought to mainstream attention of kids in…

This year has seen a rapid rise in exposure for bullying of homosexual teenagers. Numerous cases have been brought to mainstream attention of kids in middle school, high school, even in college, culminating with perhaps the most high profile case of the Rutgers freshman who committed suicide after a campaign of abuse perpetrated by his roommate, including secretly broadcasting him and another boy by webcam. This has led to a response from a primarily Hollywood-centric group based around a video series called “It Gets Better.” And I would like to say that that’s complete bull that the idea being given for comfort is essentially “it may be awful now, but later you can disengage with that element of society entirely.” I want to sound a call for an effort to fundamentally change every aspect of society, to create an expectation of not only not participating, but of actively promoting tolerance and respect. By saying “it gets better” we are in effect saying “we can’t change it.” Let’s not be so passive. Let us grow in grace and tolerance.
– Chad