Pride Month: Let’s Talk About Bisexual Erasure

Written by Brittany Brown           LGBTQ: This has become the universal moniker by which we identify our queer community. Most of us already know what each of the letters in this abbreviation means and can mindlessly rattle them off with little to no difficulty. But, do we properly recognize the value of the individuals in each of these subsets? Bisexual Erasure is a topic that has gained momentum and cropped up over forums and online communities {Read More}

BKO Celebrity Activism Series: Sean Maguire Stands Up And Happens to Things

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” ― Leonardo da Vinci   We’re currently living in a challenging political climate where sitting back and being an observer is no longer an option. With the popularity of social media and blogging, more diverse experiences are being shared and we’re quickly learning of the breadth of injustice in {Read More}

Judging: Why We Could All Do Better

Written by Lara Antonia   Many people think College is like High School, just worse. They are right. People attempt to become even more competitive. Our species don’t give compliments easily, and most of us want to be in the spotlight 24/7. It’s exhausting and tiring, I can tell this much. As humans, we have this natural love, passion, and fire inside of us. We are constantly trying to find the one thing that is going to make us happy {Read More}

Why Do We Need International Women’s Day?

Written by Jenn Sadai           We have the same rights and freedoms as men, right? We can vote, we can work in any industry, and there are laws in place to protect us from pay inequality and sexual harassment. On paper, things appear to be fair. Do you think it’s fair? Is it fair that my butt has been smacked or grabbed while serving drinks to rowdy men? Is it fair that the President of a {Read More}

How To Manipulate The World

Written by Jenn Sadai           I’m a survivor of domestic violence and an active advocate for victims of abuse. I’ve researched narcissists thoroughly and understand the games they play. I think that’s why I’m so passionate about exposing the manipulative games being played by one of the most influential leaders in the world. For those who don’t already realize it, Donald Trump is a narcissist. Gaslighting is the most common and damaging trait of a narcissist. {Read More}

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}

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