Saturday, October 30, 2010

Please, please do something...

Read this. Please. something. Donate money, donate time, donate prayers, or just post this to your blog as well. Please help.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ally Day

Ally Day has come to a close, a great success. Here's a rundown:

Homeroom: Each student receives a rainbow "celebrate diversity" bracelet (similar to a livestrong bracelet) and fills out a survey about bullying at our school. The surveys are collected and returned to one of the faculty members of the Gay Straight Alliance.

Lunchtime: People sign cards pledging to be an ally (support others, intervene when necessary and safe, refrain from using anti-gay slurs) and stick stickers on a banner proclaiming "That's So Gay" in an attempt to cover up the message.

Dinner: People sign preprinted postcards advocating for gay marriage, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and safer schools in our county.

Evening: big assembly using video clips and the morning's survey data to drive home the necessity of taking a stand.

It was a big success. So why am I upset? I still believe that, if there were a choice, no one would choose to be gay. Ever. It's simply too hard.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ally Day on Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Gay Straight Alliance at my school is putting together a program called Ally Day. I can't give details here because people from school read this blog, but it is going to be EPIC.

I am proud to be part of such an awesome, difference-making group, and I am excited to put my plans into action.