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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

Sticks, Stones, And Words

Written by Mandi L. Fields It is difficult to watch the events that occurred on August 12th in Charlottesville, Virginia. To know that such racism and hatred still exists in America can be soul-crushing. Our country watched in horror as racial slurs were chanted by torch-wielding, self-proclaimed, white supremacists, counter-protestors were wounded and killed by a domestic terrorist in a speeding car, and two officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed near the scene. It sounds like a sad {Read More}

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