My Story

Growing up in conservative West Michigan, I watched lesbian and gay friends and family members struggle to be accepted and be treated equally. There are gains and losses in this fight every day, and it is vital for LGBT individuals and their straight allies to stand up and to pay attention.

12 January 2012

Invisible Creatures

It won't stop happening until we fix things. 

Eric James Borges, 19 years old, has killed himself. He's a prominent teen filmmaker and has worked for The Trevor Project (an organization fighting LGBTQ teen suicide). Please watch the film "Invisible Creatures" he directed and produced (below); it's truly beautiful.

We absolutely have to stop this, and we all have the power. Say a few words to someone who is hurting. Don't be afraid to stand up to the bullies. Be a social and political voice for LGBTQ individuals. There is so much struggle already involved with human existence. We must stop this needless loss.

Also watch Eric's It Gets Better video, recorded a month ago. It's truly heartbreaking under these circumstances.

Remember, love is love is love. Love is always natural. Love is always good, never evil. Support love for straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, anyone and everyone.

It could save a life.

1 comment:

  1. why why WHY??? this jest happens way too much!!! EricJames, you are sech a fine young man with sooo much to give. it breaks my heart that your energy has ended much too soon. n for those of you in his life that are left here to mourn his passing, pls know that my heart goes out to y'all . . .