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Gay Rag Fights Bullies


British gay magazine Attitude recently teamed up with non-profit Stonewall to fight homophobic bullying in schools.

In honor of the occasion, Attitude EIC Matthew Todd spoke to Pink News about the need for such activism. And, not surprisingly, it’s not the most uplifting exchange:

I don’t think you can not feel moved and furious when you read accounts of the deaths of kids like Jonathan Reynolds, who was 15 and died by lying on a track in front of a train after he was bullied for being gay.

If you are being bullied for being overweight or because of your ethnicity then you can go to a teacher or your parents, who will hopefully condemn the bullying and try and give you some affirmation.

If you are gay it’s often hard to tell anyone and at worst, you will hear teachers themselves being homophobic. It enrages me.

And so it should.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 11, 2008
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  • 5 Comments
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Good for them!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      Attitude magazine is brilliant. I try to pick it up every month!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 10:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      OUT, the Advocate, and Genre magazine are beyond repetitive, boring and totally irrelevent. Attitude, GT, and Instinct seem to be the only fun major gay mags out there that rea both relevent and fun to read.

      Sep 11, 2008 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      where are the masc gays?….or don’t they exist??

      Sep 11, 2008 at 11:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snoodle
      Snoodle

      Sad but true.

      On a superficial note, Alan Carr and Ian McKellen on the same cover? Score :D!

      Sep 11, 2008 at 11:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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