December 10, 2012
My Life before GLSEN
Today it’s hard for me to imagine life before GLSEN.
I never felt safe.
I used to be sick with fear going to school every day. There was a group of students who used to follow me as I walked down the hallway shoving me into lockers. It seemed like every morning they got more and more aggressive. Even worse, during a football game, one threatened to kill me.
Luckily, I found GLSEN.
GLSEN helped me realize that no one has the right to bully and harass me. I’m a good person … an out and PROUD gay kid!
GLSEN gives me hope! Thanks to GLSEN, I am learning to tell my story and become an advocate for change.
But we can’t change our schools without your support.
I am just one of hundreds of thousands of LGBT students across the nation who are helped by GLSEN every day.
Without GLSEN … and without you … I know I wouldn’t be where I am today.
By supporting GLSEN, you are investing in the future — in students who learn to survive, thrive and lead — students like me!
Jeremy is a second-year GLSEN Media Ambassador and is in the 10th grade in Fargo, North Dakota.