You Are Enough: A Look Inside Conversion Therapy

Written by Kendall Jordan Conversion therapy. You may or may not have heard the term before. Essentially, it’s a form of religious therapy that endeavours to change any non-heterosexual individual into a heterosexual, though it’s been widely discredited as a genuine therapeutic tool in recent years. It involves a series of intense, and usually shame inducing practices, and is incredibly damaging – to the point that it’s often referred to as spiritual abuse. One case in Australia involved a young {Read More}

Don’t Feed The Trolls

Written by Jenn Sadai Anyone who spends a significant amount of time voicing their opinions on social media knows how it feels to be confronted by an angry internet troll. You innocently share your thoughts with the world only to have a stranger persistently argue or insult you without any direct provocation. Most often, it leads to personal attacks on your character or appearance, and the only way to get it to stop is by blocking the person. Internet trolls {Read More}

Carly Pope Takes A Stand

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Carly Pope is known to many as not only a wonderful actress, but a woman with a very big heart for causes. She is constantly doing good both online and offline. Carly is one of Bullies Keep Out first celebrity advocates, and we are honored to have her as part of the BKO family. We are grateful for all the support she has shown, and a big advocate for the causes we encompass. I chatted with Carly {Read More}

The Fight For Marriage Equality In Australia

Written by Kendall Claire It surprises me when people from other countries express surprise about Australia’s lack of equality. There seems to be a general assumption from the rest of the world that, as a westernized country, we must also have equal rights for LGBTQ people – yet we don’t. The sad truth is, we have been fighting for our right to legally marry well beyond the change of law in countries like the U.S. and New Zealand. Somehow, as {Read More}

From Giving Up to Triumph

Written by Jenn Sadai My story starts with a less than perfect childhood that led to a far from perfect romance. I was 17 when I met my first boyfriend. We both made a lot of mistakes throughout our teenage years and we’re committed to creating a better future together. He was an absolute sweetheart for the first two years until his own life started to spiral out of control. His best friend shot himself, and than his girlfriend. A {Read More}

Hollywood Comes Out To Support Face Forward LA

Written by Dana Jacoviello Hollywood stars took a stand against domestic violence Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 to support the 8th annual Face Forward Gala presented by Ethiad Airways at the Taglyan Complex. For those who might not be familiar with Face Forward LA and what they do, they provide help and healing along with pro bono reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other cruel acts of crime and violence. The organization was founded by Deobrah Alessi and {Read More}

Marine and Army Vet Takes On Bullying And Suicide Awareness

Interview by Dana Jacoviello James Salsman, a Marine and Army Vet, actor, cancer survivor, and one of our Bullies Keep Out advocates sat down to chat about his extensive experience with bullying and suicide awareness. Check out what he had to say below: Dana Jacoviello: To begin, have you ever personally experienced any form of bullying or any form of hate in your life? James Salsman: Yes, I was bullied as a kid growing up. I was bullied from elementary {Read More}

Ending Reparative Therapy

Written by Brittany Brown         Anecdotal stories of a harmful practice have cropped up over the years, with brief coverage in the mainstream. We saw a revival of this conversation most recently with the 2016 election when Mike Pence was appointed as Donald Trump’s running mate, now Vice President. While Pence has been a vocal centerpiece in his own state of Indiana for issues such as limiting women’s reproductive healthcare, marriage equality, and discrimination ordinances, one of {Read More}

Expectation, Society Standards, And Trigger Points

Written by Lara Antonia           You are allowed to have your own feelings. No one has the right to tell you, that you shouldn’t feel a certain way. Eating disorders, body positivity, and society standards are the main topics that dominant almost everyone’s life. Especially young girls get caught up in this whole size 0 generation nonsense too quickly. I would like to focus on the daily struggle, worries, and intolerance I must face on a {Read More}

Chris Gauthier Shuts Down Bullying

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Actor Chris Gauthier is very passionate about the cause, and someone who exudes kindness and compassion. We are honored to have Chris as part of the Bullies Keep Out family as a friend and advocate to fight to end bullying and hate in all its forms. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris and get to know more about his thoughts on bullying and much more. Dana Jacoviello: First of all I would like {Read More}

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