Michigan GLBT teens lead the anti-bullying movement

Riot Youth is an Ann Arbor-based group that supports and advocates for queer teens. Four years ago the group surveyed students in Ann Arbor schools about bullying and sexual orientation. Using the results of that survey, and drawing on their own experiences, the teens wrote a play about bullying that they perform in schools across the state. One performer explains, “When you turn around and you can see the adults’ faces, they’re really tuned in and they’re really listening. With students we have, now, small group discussions afterwards where we split up. And people share. They are really telling us their own experiences, and it’s eye opening for both sides.”

[via Michigan Radio]

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