My Big Fat Greek Gay Blog: I give a damn. Do you?

For the last two Sundays I have discussed gay suicides, particularly teenage gay suicides and school bullying. Bobby at My Big Fat Greek Gay posted today about the organization If you deal at all with teenagers, especially gay teenagers or those who are possibly perceived to be gay, than let them know in anyway that you can that you are there to help. You are there to listen. You are there to have their back. You are there to GIVE A DAMN!

My Big Fat Greek Gay Blog: I give a damn. Do you?: “I just read that a third gay teen in as many weeks took his life due to bullying over his sexuality. Enough is enough! Take a minute to r…”

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

5 responses to “My Big Fat Greek Gay Blog: I give a damn. Do you?

  • fan of casey

    Joe: Thanks for posting this. I too like you give a damn. There has been so many stories of guy suicides in the news recently. I started reading about the Trevor Project ( that is a partner to this "We give a damn" campaign. Time to break out my checkbook again.

  • Bobby

    Joe: Thanks so much for posting this. It's definitely important to keep spreading the message that there are people out there who can and will help. Thanks again! 🙂

  • JoeBlow

    FOC: Thanks for the link to Trevor Project and your support of this blog. I can always count on you to give a damn.Bobby: You are most welcome. We all have to do what we can.

  • jaygeemmm

    A lot of us picked up on this last week, several blogging friends posted on it, several news agencies are starting to report on it. I hope it helps. Thanks for the new resource. Peace <3Jay in VA

  • JoeBlow

    It is an important message Jay. We have to keep spreading it, so that people understand that their are more options (suicide, not being one of them). There is always help.

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