I was 12 years old when I came out. I attempted suicide less than a month later because of the constant bullying. A few years later, a friend took his life for the same reason.
For the past 11 years I’ve struggled with reconciling my sexuality and my faith. Finally three years ago, I discovered Cornerstone MCC, the church that saved my life.
That’s the foundation behind Open Our Eyes. We want you to know that despite the horrid things you’ve been told, God’s grace IS available to YOU. You’re are wonderfully made.
Today on Day of Silence we pause to remember those who didn’t receive the second chance at life that I received. The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-GLBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-GLBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on GLBT students and those perceived to be GLBT.
Remain silent today. Then tomorrow USE YOUR voice to save a life.