As we get used to the fact that it’s 2011, last year’s tragedies still linger in my mind. Most people don’t know that when I was in the Fourth grade, I had my parents intervene on the bullying I received from other classmates. I was being teased and bullied for doing asphalt ice skating with girls since it was the 1994 Winter Olympics. It got to the point where the bullying became so unbearable that I snapped and had a melt down in class in front of everyone. That’s when I knew it wasn’t going to get better and decided to get my parents involved. But most bullied students keep it to themselves… some, with dire consequences.
When I took office as president in November 2010, I wanted part of our annual goals this year to focus on themes of bullying and discrimination against LGBT youth, hence the adoption of the overriding theme “And the Kids Should be Alright” in all SYD political, social, and community outreach programs and undertakings.
Our hope is that by the end of our term this year, we can point to examples of LGBT youth and allies working together to protect kids from what I experienced myself. Because one man cannot summon the future, but a group of individuals working together have a better shot of making the future a lot brighter.
Stonewall Young Democrats
Last 5 posts by Michael C
- ONLINE Membership Drive for Stonewall Young Democrats - December 13th, 2010
- Say hello to our new officers! - November 15th, 2010
- Some things never change... but some remain the same - September 28th, 2010
- Time flies when trying to change the world... - August 12th, 2010
- Rapid Response Alert - Meg Whitman in LA - 8/12/10 - August 11th, 2010