Did you know that President Obama has taken pivotal actions to support LGBT youth who have been victims of bullying?
President Obama hosted the first-ever White House conference on bullying prevention, signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law, proposed investments in grants to support anti-bullying programs in public schools, and highlighted the efforts of anti-bullying organizations nationwide.
He also recorded an “It Gets Better” video to send a message of hope and support to LGBT youth across the nation. In the video, President Obama says:
“We’ve got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage—that it’s some inevitable part of growing up. It’s not. We have an obligation to ensure that our schools are safe for all of our kids. And to every young person out there, you need to know that if you’re in trouble, there are caring adults who can help.”
If you’re inspired by the President’s support for some of the most vulnerable members of the LGBT community, join Obama Pride today.