The Rising Cost – Part 1

September 30th, 2010
Justin Aaberg was only 15 years old. He had come out to his mother when he was 13, and while on the outside he seemed to have a great life going, on the inside he was a tormented storm. LGBT students at the Anoka-Hennepin School that Justin attended were, like is so frequently the case, easy targets as other students, and even teachers turned a blind eye. It finally got to a point where he just couldn?t handle it any more and feeling he had no where to turn to for help, he hanged himself in his room. Justin was the sixth student from the school to take his own life in the last 2 years and most are believed to have been the result of homophobic bulling.

More on Justin at WCCO including a video.


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Dan Savage

It Gets Better

After the rash of recent suicides of LGBT teens, Dan Savage of Savage Love started a YouTube video project called ?It Gets Better?. The videos are meant to be a message to these troubled kids that they aren?t alone and that while things get can be tough, life is worth living and it gets better.

Below is the video Dan posted to kick off the project. I?ll be posting more of these videos.

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