Thursday, February 3, 2011

Small Gestures Make a Big Difference

GLSEN-sponsored No Name Calling Week has inspired a gay rights activist to share his story. Michael Spivak of Buffalo Grove, Minnesota sent a letter to Chicago Daily Herald journalist – and LGBT ally – Burt Constable sharing his experience with bullying and the importance of small acts of kindness. In the story, PFLAG president David Horowitz expresses what many PFLAG members have experienced, “(We) know how comforting kind words from a straight ally can be, especially from peers and teachers. Even a small gesture or a refusal to find an anti-gay joke funny can show support to an LGBT kid in a meaningful and powerful way.” Check out Spivak’s powerful letter here and let us know what your chapter is doing for No Name Calling Week.

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