Bil Browning

The root cause goes deeper

Filed By Bil Browning | October 21, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: anti-gay bullying, Corey Jackson, gay teens, Michigan, Oakland University

"While the national press has picked up this issue over the last two months, we have been losing high numbers of LGBT youth to suicide for decades. In recent years, we've labeled the cause as bullying. But the root cause goes deeper - it goes to the very core of our society that discriminates against the LGBT community on all levels, including the denial of basic human rights that are supposed to belong to every person."

-- Melissa Pope, director of the Oakland University's Gender and Sexuality Center, after 19 year old gay student Corey Jackson hung himself on campus Tuesday night.


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