It gets better… but WHEN?
I just read that yet another gay teen has committed suicide because of bullying, this time in Minnesota. I very much applaud the “It Gets Better” campaign, and I am especially glad that attention is being focused (finally) on this ongoing crisis within the LGBT community; however, I am getting tired quickly of being patient with a matrix that empowers homophobic bullies at the expense of people’s lives. It really is completely unacceptable in a “civilized” nation that this is even tolerated. It’s ironic that I would say this just as Martin Luther King’s day is closing out, but at what point does Malcom Q stand up and start hitting back? I am not Christian, and I do not hold with “turning the other cheek.” Those words sound nice on paper, but part of me wishes gay kids would beat the shit out of breeder bullies with a lot more frequency.