Show us your Support on #PinkShirtDay!
Obviously our CAM4 performers LOVE to wear pink – pink shirts, pink briefs, and even fuzzy pink handcuffs 😉 But today is different! We’re wearing pink and we’re showing it off to recognize the effects of bullying, whether it be online, in the workplace, or at school. This year, we’re focusing on the effects of bullying and harassment in the LGTBQ+ community. Here are some stats to show you WHY this topic is so important:
– About one fourth of all students from elementary age through high school are the victims of bullying and harassment because of their race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
– About 9 out of 10 LGBT teens have reported being bullied at school within the past year because of their sexual orientation, according to the most recent gay bullying statistics. Almost half have reported being physically harassed and a quarter reported they were being physically assaulted.
– 71.4% of LGBT youth experience major depression disorder, caused by any of the following: self-esteem, pressure to conform, minority stress, coming out, family rejection, parenting, relationship formation, and violence
– A 2013 study by GLSEN found that nearly half of LGBT youth reported being harassed or bullied online. They were three times more than non-LGBT youth. 27 percent also reported feeling unsafe online.
Sadly, these bullying statistics will never go down until the right action is taken and we stand up for those who are being bullied online or in real life. Fortunately, with your help we can inspire each other to take action and show our support for those who have experienced any form of bullying or harrasment!
Here’s our amazing Performer Manager, WesMyers, showing off his support for #PinkShirtDay
So pretty in pink 😍
So how can you help? Tweet us a picture of you in your #pinkshirt and tweet the hashtag #PinkShirtDay #CAM4! Show your followers that you support them, and that it really does get better 💖
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