Bullies Suck Tee Shirts!
Portions of these proceeds will benefit the Flagstaff High School Gay Straight Alliance to send at least two to three individuals to the 2013 1n10 (1n10.org) youth summer retreat.
The board of directors would like to encourage those to stand up and show your support for our youth and others who are coming out. We will be wearing shirts to encourage this mission of acceptance and equality for our community.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Some sad statistics regarding the unfair treatment
of GLBTQ community members
- The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the USA killed in homophobic or transphobic incidents increased by 28% in 2009 compared to 2010.
- On a daily basis, 73.6% of GLBTQ youth hear derogatory remarks at school, such as “faggot” or “dyke.”
- 44.1% of GLBTQ youth have reported being physically harassed.
We’ve all been shocked and saddened by the rising number of suicides by youth who were bullied for being gay this past year. We are also troubled by how many children and teens in our community face harassment and bullying every single day for simply being who they are.
We at Northern Arizona Pride Association stand by our youth in Flagstaff and all over the world, to say that this bullying behavior must stop, and that they do have friends and allies who will stand up for their right to have healthy child- and teen-hoods, free from harassment.
We at NAPA are making an effort in providing a safe outlet for those in our GLBTQ community. We have added a link to the Trevor Project, a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project also provides guidance and vital resources to parents and educators in order to foster safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all youth, at home and at school.
It starts at home, it starts now.
A few recent victims:
Seth Walsh, 13.
Asher Brown, 13.
Billy Lucas, 15.
Justin Aaberg, 15.
Tyler Clementi, 18
Lawrence King, 15