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Rather than being a lazy communicator by using “generic” phrases as adjectives, try being more original by using more appropriate descriptions. Nobody else looks up to lazy people. Do you?
This ongoing campaign by GLSEN is one that everyone should follow. Even if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, it’s still not okay to say, “That’s So Gay.” Here’s a bit about GLSEN and why you should not be saying, “That’s So Gay.” Try to remember this and explain it to others who are still too lazy to think of anything original on their own.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens experience homophobic remarks and harassment throughout the school day, creating an atmosphere where they feel disrespected, unwanted and unsafe. Homophobic remarks such as “that’s so gay” are the most commonly heard; these slurs are often unintentionaland a common part of teens’ vernacular. Most do not recognize the consequences, but the casual use of this language often carries over into more overt harassment.
This campaign aims to raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBT bias and behavior in America’s schools. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce and prevent the use of homophobic language in an effort to create a more positive environment for LGBT teens. The campaign also aims to reach adults, including school personnel and parents; their support of this message is crucial to the success of efforts to change behavior.