I'm pleased that bullying of school kids, particularly ones perceived as "different" (however you define it) is taken seriously as a social issue; I myself, from first grade (which I took twice) through the start of college had to endure teasing and insult and hitting-and I was expected to put up with it; the teachers and other adult "authority figures" either acted like I MYSELF was the cause for just being there, or else they joined in the "fun". To this day it infuriates me! I wholeheartedly endorse Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" program, to reassure LGBT kids that they DON'T have to commit suicide because of those bullies and thugs (they're not worth it), but they CAN and WILL get out of that town and that situation, find people like themselves, and live positive lives; THAT will be the revenge on the bullies, who are really emotionally and intellectually deficient things who can't handle their own sexual or other issues.
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