6th Grader B. Wright Stands Up For the LGBTQ Community & Bullying In A Big Way: She Will Not Be Silenced

Written by B. Wright I am a 6th Grader living in Florida. Over the past few years I have personally noticed a recurring issue that is unfortunately affecting countless of innocent people who don’t deserve this treatment. I had originally started this letter with the intention to present it to my peer counseling class, which is an elective class that teaches us all about kindness, how to work together with others, and basically get along in a world where not {Read More}

Face Forward LA 2018 Gala La Dolce Vita: Hollywood Steps Out for Domestic Violence

Written by Dana Jacoviello The 9th annual Face Forward gala of the year was held on September 22, 2018 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and what an event it was. Everything that it was hyped up to be, was certainly delivered. The theme this year was La Dolce Vita, which translates into ‘the sweet life’ in Italian. The theme and ambiance of the entire night was embraced fully from the music to the food. The night began with talent arriving {Read More}

Emmanuelle Vaugier Takes On Bullying

Interview by Dana Jacoviello     First of all Emmanuelle, I wanted to thank you so much for being an advocate and friend here at Bullies Keep Out, and just being an incredible activist in general. We are so glad to have you part of what we do.   Dana Jacoviello: A common notion is that everybody has been on the receiving end of a bully, or has even been one, at one time in their life; however, I have {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}

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}

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}

How Lana Parrilla Helped Change Alex’s Story

Written by Alex Marie Hora with permission to post. Recently Alex wrote into us to share a heartwarming story of how she changed her story, with help from Once Upon A Time actress Lana Parrilla. – Founder/CEO Dana Jacoviello Hello Bullies Keep Out!! Love your organization, and I think you guys are awesome. Here is my story! Lana Parrilla changed my life, but more important she saved it. A few years ago I was in a very dark time in my {Read More}

Our Diverse Universe

Written by Jenn Sadai We live in an incredibly diverse and exciting world! Have you ever stopped to think about all the different types of wildlife, plant life, and human beings that roam the earth? From our climates, to landscape, to bodies of water, every aspect of our planet is unique. People are the most diverse beings on earth. There’s a vast variety of skin tones, hair colors and textures, eye colors, and body types. Some are born with additional {Read More}

Does Trump Really Support The LGBTQ+ Community?

Written by Kristen Costa On November 8th (leading into November 9th), the world watched as Donald Trump was announced to be the 45th President of the United States. Since Trump’s ascension to President, the LGBTQ community has not been given any reason to believe that their worry hasn’t been warranted. In fact, it is just the opposite. Only hours after Trump’s inauguration, the LGBTQ page, amongst others, was removed from The White House website. Hopefully not an omen of what {Read More}

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