Posts tagged “suicide prevention”
August 5, 2013
Just a couple days ago Huffington Post, YouTube, MSN, Democratic Underground, and a slew of other websites re-posted Katie Vyktoriah’s, stay-at-home mom and blogger of amotherthing.com, blog post, “What Happened When My Son Wore A Pink Headband To Walmart.”
Vyktoriah’s two-year-old son, Dexter, decided to wear a pink headband to Wal-Mart, and while shopping, a man asked her if that was a boy. She responded yes. He then reached forward, threw off his headband, and after the mother had intervened asking him to never touch her son again, the man responded with: “Your son is a f*cking fa***t.” However before he left, he remarked, “He’ll get shot for it one day.”
Her article goes on to discuss her feelings after this incident and explores the issue of homophobia in our country. Her fear’s of this kind of behavior and people viewing members of the LGBTQ community as “lesser.” Her story and feelings regarding it, is an example of why James Lecesne, one of the founders of the Trevor Project, and author of Trevor created a beautifully written novella depicting a boys struggle with being different, and how he comes to accept it.
October 8, 2012
James Lecesne will be launching his novella Trevor at La Mama, the theatre where it all started, on Monday, October 8th at 7:30pm. Lecesne will be performing the original stage version of Trevor, alongside the co-founder of the Trevor Project, Peggy Rajski, and the talented LGBT spoken word poets Corrina Bain, Sean Patrick Mulroy, and Camonghne Felix. Copies of Trevor: A Novella will be on sale at the event, and James will be available for signing after the performance.
Check out the book trailer for Trevor!
Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harrassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter to choose for his Lady Gaga costume at Halloween, to wondering why some feelings “are so intense it makes you just want to lay down and die rather than go on feeling it,” and making an attempt on his life.