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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Michael Jackson

Jackson Tribute

Jackson fans have been gathering all over the world, like at the Apollo Theater in New York and on the web.  I was never a huge fan of Michael, and the controversies of the last 10 years or so really soured my view of him. But his music was some of the best and helped define the 80?s in which I was a teenager.

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