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No Name Calling Week: January 20-24
Family / School

No Name Calling Week: January 20-24

Two of my favorite organizations, Groundspark and GLSEN, are up to something I’m a huge proponent of: celebrating kindness. No Name-Calling Week is happening January 20 through 24th. And one of the great things about it is that you’ll have a precious opportunity to access two of Groundspark’s documentary films for free: […]

Take a stand against bullying with GLAAD and VillageQ
Kids / Media

Take a stand against bullying with GLAAD and VillageQ

There are a lot of great things in life that are purple – Harold’s crayon, the one-eyed people eater, jelly beans and eggplant! Wait – eggplant is aubergine. Which came first the eggplant or the color aubergine? I don’t know but I’m not here to talk about that timeless question. I’m […]

Bullies in the pulpit
News & Politics

Bullies in the pulpit

This past week, as National Bullying Prevention Month was kicking off, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett was chatting with a local news station, comparing same-sex marriage to incest. He was actually apologizing for having earlier compared gay marriage to the union of two children. “I think a much better analogy would […]

I hate hate speech
News & Politics

I hate hate speech

In honor of October being the anti-bullying month (Thanks CJ for pointing this out and giving such interesting– and depressing– statistics about queer teen suicide rates), I wanted to share this video about “No Hate Speech,” a campaign against fear by the Council of Europe. The No Hate Speech website also […]

Jewish American Bullies
News & Politics

Jewish American Bullies

When I was 12 years old, I attended a high-priced sleepaway camp in the Poconos for über-wealthy Jewish kids from Long Island and the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Activities included go-karting, horsebackriding, waterskiing and ziplining. The parents that didn’t arrive in Jaguars and Mercedes on visiting day landed their […]

TGIF Video: What Do You Know?
Family / Kids / School

TGIF Video: What Do You Know?

“Yes, elementary school kids know the word ‘gay,’” says the bespectacled fifth-grader, matter-of-factly. That’s how the trailer for the professional development film “What Do You Know? Six to twelve year olds talk about gays and lesbians” concludes, and by then the point has been amply made. By the six-to-twelve year […]

Glam pink shirt in the bathroom selfie. More dyke mom street cred.
Family / Parenting

Pink Shirt Day fail

The school playground yesterday afternoon was dotted with more pink than usual, and that was when I realized that — once again — I’d completely forgotten about Pink Shirt Day. April 10, apparently, was the Day of Pink, or, as it’s more succinctly known, “the international day against bullying, discrimination, […]