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}

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}

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}

Labels

Written by Vicki Tiller I recently watched a truly powerful video by Prince Ea. He speaks and writes about inspirational and motivational content and believes the answer to every problem on the planet can be answered by love. The particular video I watched was entitled ‘I’m NOT Black, You are NOT White’ and discusses through poem, how the terms we call ourselves such as black and white are just labels. Society teaches us what to call people. We didn’t come {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}

I Just Need To Pee!

Written by Jenn Sadai Public fear over allowing transgender individuals to use the washroom they identify with is completely unfounded. In fact, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union and National Center for Transgender Equality, there is no statistical evidence of Transgender individuals participating in any harassment or violence in public washrooms. On the other hand, there are many reported incidents of transgender people being physically and sexually assaulted in public washrooms. Throughout history, homosexual and {Read More}

What 2016 Taught Us

Written by Dana Jacoviello Many have been making comments for a while now on how 2016 was the most horrible year ever. Complaining about all the horrible things that happened and how we could not wait until it ended. I happened to see it in a much different light. Probably not going to be a majority rule, but all in all, many might not agree. Yes, it was a year filled with disappointment, but that is not all that we {Read More}

A Mother’s Love: My Son Is Gay

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Many of us hear of heartbreaking stories of LGBTQ youth being thrown out of their homes and left homeless on the streets. In fact, there is a good portion of homeless youth due to this epidemic. Even as adults, the LGBTQ community is still struggling with acceptance and human rights as we see every day on the news and social media. There are a plethora of stories that we read on a regular basis. It occurs far {Read More}

BKO Advocate Actor Elliot Knight Speaks Out

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Elliot Knight is a man of many talents. This British gentleman is known for many things, but most recently his roles were as Merlin on the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time, and now he has a new hit show on CBS called American Gothic. Elliot grew up in the second largest city of the UK, Birmingham. While growing up he excelled in drama and won awards for his talents. He has performed on stage {Read More}

TADA Theater: Educating on Bullying & LGBT Through Musicals

Recently Bullies Keep Out was invited to TADA Theater, which is a non-profit 501(c)3 youth theater company in NYC. We had the pleasure of watching one of their shows performed by youth ranging from as young as 8 to 18 to celebrate their 30 years. The show was titled ‘Up To You’ about school bullying and touched base on LGBT, a topic that I believe kids of today should be aware of. Up To You is an original Off-Broadway family {Read More}

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