Think B4 You Speak!
"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 unintentional and 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." - www.thinkb4youspeak.com
We're joining the campaign to raise awareness at Morehead State!
How many times do we go through the day saying hurtful phrases without thinking about what they actually mean?
gay (gā): 1. there once was a time when all "gay" meant was "happy." Then it meant "homosexual." Now, people are saying "that's so gay" to mean dumb and stupid, which is pretty insulting to gay people (and we don't mean the "happy" people.) 2. so please, knock it off. 3. go to ThinkB4YouSpeak.com
fag•got (fag'ət): 1. there was a time when the word "faggot" meant a bundle of sticks, but then people started using it in an insulting, offensive way and things changed. So when you say things like "homoe," "dyke" and "that's so gay" trying to be funny, remember, you may actually be hurting someone 2. so please, knock it off. 3. go to ThinkB4YouSpeak.com
dyke (dīk): 1. be honest with yourself, you're not thinking of "an embankment that holds back and controls water." The problem is, words like "dyke" and "faggot" are so commonly used as insults these days, it's really hard to remember a time when they weren't. 2. so please, knock it off. 3. go to ThinkB4YouSpeak.com