EP 148 What Can We Do To End Anti-Gay Bullying in Schools?

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What can we do to end bullying against gays? There is a shocking increase in the number of young homosexuals who are commit suicide. Many anti-bullying programs don’t work and in this episode I talk to Dr. Elizabeth J. Meyer of Concordia University about what can be done. No one should be bullied or harassed and we all need to be concerned about those who are bullied to the point of considering suicide. Find out how we can address gay bullying in this episode.




Resources on Anti-Gay Bullying


Comments

  1. aimee24 says:

    I’m a little late on the game and only catching up on the podcasts now, but I was a little concerned with this topic.

    I know that this article was focused around ‘gay-bullying’ and the gender roles with that, but I was a little disappointed that it was not open to a more ‘queer’ scope, including the impact and psychological aspects of individuals who are trans-gender and how the gender bullying encompasses them and affects them.

  2. @aimee24 I have to admit that for this episode I wasn’t thinking more broadly than just the gay community. Sorry about that. Transgender is an interesting topic. Maybe a whole episode on it would be a good idea. Let me give that some thought.

  3. Howdy,
    Just catching up on some of your episodes and thought this was a very good interview, Michael. The issue of bullying isn’t confined to the schoolyard unfortunately and recently in Australia a number of laws have been passed to ensure that people who bully people in the workplace can actually be sent to jail for it (instead of just fined). After the very sad case of a young girl called Brodie, the reforms are called Brodie’s Law (http://www.smh.com.au/national/brodies-law-to-get-workplace-bullies-20110531-1fer0.html). I’m not aware that Brodie’s situation had anything to do with sexuality, but I thought it was a relevant article nonetheless.

  4. Michael says:

    Derek: wow – really sad story. Poor girl. Brodie’s law sounds like a very good idea. I don’t think we have anything like it in the US, but wouldn’t be surprised if it’s going to happen here soon.

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