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Mama Cass, "Different" (from HR Pufenstuff)
"This video is for everybody. Who has ever loved. And has been loved in return. To those that think it never does or will get better.
It does. It does get better, it becomes beautiful."
This is absolutely stunning, beautiful, sad, and moving...
Watch it to the end. But keep some Kleenex handy.....wow
Kindness is such a beautiful thing. As is this video. Our Irish friends Stand Up! against LGBTQ bullying.
Hmm... I wonder if the "Modern Family" writers have seen the blog? As the hunky John Schneider has often been cited as "Famous First Crush" - it's possible!
Either way, it's some cool - and hilarious - kizmet, eh?!
It's a moment you've seen 1000's of teenagers share on television. But never a moment quite like this before.
And the sky didn't fall, advertisers didn't pull out in disgust - but TV history was made. It was simply, a moment. One that comes naturally for all teenagers, and all humans.
This is the same boy featured in the first video below.
He has really found a powerful voice now, and he has got it down!
Watch these Canadian kids perform an amazing flashmob for acceptance and anti-bullying. But be warned:
It is smile & goosebump inducing!
Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries, and since the dawn of time:
We have been here. And we have loved...
Check out "The Rainbow Bibliography"
The American Library Association published its 4th annual Rainbow Bibliography, a comprehensive list of LGBT-inclusive books for readers under the age of 18. Genres include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels & celebrity memoirs. It's intended as support tool for librarians facing controversy for placing LGBT-themed books on shelve
Listen to my interview with Bek on JOY 94.9
in Melbourne, Australia. Cheers! :)
"Often think back to when you were a little kid and wonder how your family didn't have any clue you were a mere baby gay? Not true! They had plenty of signs, and here's the proof we are born this way. Paul V., the founder of the hottest new blog "Born This Way" chats with us about it"
* www.cpod.org.au/download.php/5396.mp3 __________________________________
Elton John talks to his 16-year old self
From the very cool Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self
March 8th 2009, Atlanta
You are a very young 16. You know nothing about sex — you don't even know what a "queer" is. Trust me when I tell you — you are "queer"; you are a gay boy. I made the mistake of not having sex until I was 23! I loved being with another man and felt relieved that I finally knew who I was. I made the mistake of falling in love too soon because I was naive and romantic. My advice to you is never to chase love — it will find you when you least expect it. Have FUN, have lots of safe sex and enjoy your sexuality. Be proud of who you are and, as you get older and wiser, fight for gay rights. I'm 46 years older than you are, and we have a long way to go. In certain countries we are still not treated as equals, especially by the so-called "Christian" Church. I made a lot of mistakes. Stay away from drugs — they're a waste of time. Stand up for every human being's rights. Be loving, kind and strong. Set an example. You're going to have a hell of a life!!!
PS: CHANGE YOUR NAME
Do you see yourself in this video, in any way?
It usually starts just ... like ... this. Right?
Did you ever sing into a banana or a hairbrush?
And this kid has over 3 MILLION VIEWS! Behold the power of The Gaga! :)