By now you have all heard the news that in the past few weeks far too many teenagers have committed suicide after being bullied by their homophobic peers.
Hopefully by now you've all seen Ellen Degeneres' video clip in which she says that one suicide is tragic but due to the five this past week, it's a crisis. She is right.
When I was a teenager, I wasn't fully aware of myself until my later teenage years. But today's kids are so much more in tune with themselves and the world around them. The haters know and understand what they are hating; and the GLBT youth are more conscious and aware at a younger age than many of us were. As adults - as gay adults - we have a responsibility to help protect the GLBT youth to avoid these senseless deaths.
And so I've made a donation to The Trevor Project. I urge you to consider making a donation. It doesn't have to be a lot, whatever you can afford. Every little bit helps.