YOU ARE A PART OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Y O U ARE JUST AS VALUABLE AS EVERY OTHER HUMAN ON THIS PLANET
IF YOU ARE NOT LGBTQ
AND YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO IS BEING BULLIED,
STAND UP FOR THEM AND COME TO THEIR AID
LET'S STAND TOGETHER TO STOP THE HATE
Pictured above is MICHELLE GIPSON in the cape she wanted so much. Michelle was a close friend of Hey U.G.L.Y.'s co-founder,
Betty Hoeffner. She was also Hoeffner's co-host on Hey U.G.L.Y.'s CHOOSE TO CHANGE Radio Show.
We lost Michelle on January 31, 2014 to suicide. She is remembered by all of us as a kind, fun-loving,
brilliant, giving, gifted human being who, oh yeah, by the way, was a Lesbian.
Suicide is the second leading killer of youth today and a large percentage of those choosing to end their lives
are LGBTQ. Thje goal of this page, and our website in general, is to help everyone understand suicide is not the answer.
We are all put on this planet for a reason and life WILL get better. Click here to see our WHY I'M GLAD I DIDN'T TAKE MY LIFE webpage. Please join us and all the other organizations out there in the CRUSADE to STOP THE HATE. It's just not right.
|Following are links to websites and hotlines designed specifically for the LGBTQ community. If there are any sites you'd like us to add, send an email to: PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org|
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN glsen.org) conducted a study in 2007 which showed 86% of LGBT youth reported being harassed at school. Compare this to 27.3% of all students being bullied at school as reported by the National Center for Educational Statistics in 2013. Hey U.G.L.Y. is asking all LGBT who are being bullied to seek help. Go online and find local and national groups that can help you. GLSEN is a great resource!
LGBT kids who come
out in high school suffer less depression