Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mary Griffth nd Prayers for Bobby

Mary Griffith, a mom, a wife, a grand mom, a driving force for LGBTQ youth. In the wake of her gay son's suicide found the peace and strength to keep going. Also became an example for parents to accept their gay and lesbian children. She has touche thousands of people's lives. It took a very personal tragedy for the light to shine through the cloudiness of religious bigotry. In the process youth has a rock to stand on when it comes to coming to terms with their gayness, bringing their families together in acceptance. She has kept her son's memory alive but tell his story. A story that was depicted in the book "Prayers for Bobby" by Leroy Aarons, who heart felt saga. Leroy has since went home to the Lord. But his work carries on. But part of his legacy is his book Prayers for Bobby.

As a gay man myself, I want to thank Mary for her work in helping LGBTQ youth know that they are loved, equal member of society. I know Bobby would be happy that his mom has changed and accepted her gay son. Mary thank you for all you have done and continue to do. Much love.

<3 Brian

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dedications Wall

This is a Wall of Memorial. Which we dedicate to those who took their lives; because they are different. Different for loving someone of the same sex as they are. And the world that cast them out for it. Whether it be from religion, family, and/or society. I make a commitment to not only lesbian and gay youth I make this vow, but to the whole community. I vow to help make the lives of the future a much more prouder and loving one. It takes time and patience to change the world. Our constant presence as the loving caring and accepting community. Show the world that our rainbow colors. Let them fly high and bright.

These are the names of the LGBTQ community we have lost over the years. Whether it be by their own hand or by hate. We honor and remember them for the lessons they taught us in their short lives here. I just hope I don't have to add any more names to this list. Stay Strong my children, God loves you as I do.

* Tyler Clementi
* Asher Brown
* Billy Lucas
*Seth Walsh
*Bobby Griffith
*Terrel Williams
*Corey Jackson
*Lawerence King
*Matthew Shepard
*Gwen Arajuo
*Brandon Bitner