For my extended comments blog piece I found Jens blog the most engaging for this reading. Jens blogs are always interesting to read and are filled with pictures! Her Blog this week was really interesting! The reading “Safe Spaces” made me a little sad while I was reading it. It’s crazy to believe that students are being bullied all because of their LGBT background. It’s even crazier to think this is happening and schools. In Jen’s blog she brought up about the campaigned called “It gets better.” This campaign started in 2010 and started with a video of a gay couple. Jen posted the video on her page and allowed us all to see it! The video basically told viewers that it does get better being gay or lesbian. One of the guy’s names in the video is Terry. Terry told us his experience in high school. He explains it to be a really tough time in his life and he couldn’t wait to get out. He was bullied so much because he was “obviously gay,” like how he said. His parents went into talk to administration one day because the bullying was just getting worse and worse. At the Catholic school Terry attended, administration responded to his parents and said, “if you look that way, talk that way, and dress that way there is nothing we can do.”
After hearing how administration treated a bullied kid, it makes me think about how every school treats their students. Do they all ignore when a student is being bullied? We can only hope that young kids get through their high school experience happy and there is something done soon about bullying. Kids who are gay or lesbian should all realize, just like Terry and his spouse did, that is does get better!
P.S. Good post Jen!!!