I am terribly saddened by the death of my friend, Brian Helsel. Brian had just turned 30 last month. He had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His loss makes me very sad, especially since he is one of my last friends with Duchenne. There is a group of males in my life, who I have lost to this disease.
With new legislation in Michigan that allows bullies to justify their bad behavior and blame it on their religion, it is time for parents to step up and parent their children. Parents need to teach their kids that even those who are different are human and have feelings, too.
I was a victim of child abuse after I came out to my family. I have some unhappy memories, so I do not often speak out about my father. He had his flaws, but he was still my father, so when he hurt me, the pain ran deep.
I have been on Testosterone for around three weeks. Despite the shots being new, I have noticed some pretty cool changes that have started happening to my body. Warning, adult content is present in this, so read with caution.
When I went to school, I was bullied for being fat, disabled, walking funny, dressing funny, having a weird family, and so many other things. I have felt the pain of a suicidal teen. We need to step in and prevent bullying before this epidemic of hate and intolerance gets worse.