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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

Is History Repeating Itself?

Written by Jenn Sadai In the last month or so, many people have compared President Trump’s actions with the most heinous leader of all time, Adolf Hitler. The comparison comes from the fact that Hitler blamed the Jews for the loss of World War I and Trump is blaming terrorism on specific Muslim-majority countries. Although there are some similarities, it’s not really fair to compare Trump’s intentions with Hitler. I’m pretty confident Trump is not planning on slaughtering every Muslim {Read More}

What’s Wrong With Being Political?

Written by Dana Jacoviello Political debate and healthy conversation used to be something that was not seen as a stigma. It was not deemed a horrible thing to do, and people were not so judged for doing so. It helps us get a better sense of self. Others listened to each other, but that is not to say there was still not chaos, bullying, and other hateful things going on in the world of politics. It has always been a {Read More}

Joshua Reid-Davis Lends his Voice to BKO

I recently connected with Joshua Reid-Davis through a good friend. In not knowing him that well as of yet, I decided to do just that. I find him to be quite interesting and a beautiful person. I look forward to working with him and getting to know him better myself. I am grateful to have him join Bullies Keep Out as a supporter and lend his voice and advice to the fight against all forms of bullying and hate. Please take {Read More}

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