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Spirit Day

Like so many writers, I work at home. And like a lot of people, I sometimes fall out of touch with the world, which is how the observance of Spirit Day eluded me until just the last hour or so. I stand as an ally with LGBTQ people everywhere, whatever their age. I am thinking especially of the following young men who took themselves out of the game because they didn't realize things would get better: Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase, Billy Lucas and all the other children we've lost whose names we may not know.



LGBTQ youth in need of immediate help should contact The Trevor Project's 24/7 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Please know that you are not alone. And that things will get better.

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reginaclarejane
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
i'm 100 percent with you, kelly. for all the kids everywhere who identify as LGBTQ, we are with you- on spirit day and every day after.
:)
kellyrfineman
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Love your icon. And I sure hope that LGBTQ kids somehow got yesterday's messages of support, even though they were from strangers on the internet, and will maybe know that they are truly not alone.
wordsrmylife
Oct. 21st, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
It was inspiring to see how much purple was all over the Internetz yesterday. I was lucky enough to have to be out and about, so I wore my purple proudly, wondering how many people knew why.
kellyrfineman
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
I am pleased to be part of a writerly community that cares about such things. I wish it had drawn more media coverage, however.
tracyworld
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your heart and this information with those who need it, and may someday need it.
kellyrfineman
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
I sure wish that nobody needed that help line information. Because that would be a much better world than the one we currently live in.
tracyworld
Oct. 21st, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Indeed.
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