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A Young Heroine for Courageous Love

Posted by T. Resnikoff // February 7th 2012 // Social Justice, Stories and Voices, youth // no comments

Day 23 of National Standing on the Side of Love Month. We lift up this story, written by her father, about an inspiring youth whose commitment to courageous love changed her school. To appreciate and share. – Ed.

Courageous Love Award – by Tim Griffin.

My daughter is a 5th grader at a public charter school near Boston. The school was recently given an award for their anti-bullying program. That is, of course, admirable but for me it was overshadowed by the strange irony that as her school was being acknowledged for its exemplary work around bullying and oppression, my daughter was being openly and blatantly teased, derided and disrespected on campus for her stated sexuality.

She disclosed, in confidence to a school friend, that she was bi-sexual. Clearly, judging from the reactions of her peers, many didn’t know what to do with this information, didn’t really know what it meant and didn’t know, moving forward, how they should treat their classmate.

Read the full story at Standing on the Side of Love: My Heroine for Courageous Love.


Tim Griffin is the Online Resource Manager for the Unitarian Universalist Association.

About the Author

Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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