Glee To Honor Tyler ClementiSierra Black
Last night, Glee gave us Grilled Cheesus, possibly creating a new cultural icon.
The deaths of Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Brown, Billy Lucas and so many others could have been prevented if their peers had been more tolerant of their differences.
No child should be afraid for his safety because he’s gay or appears to be.
Chris Colfer, who plays the show’s gay star Kurt, has already done a short video for Dan Savage’s It Gets Better project, urging gay teenagers to hang in there.
Now the whole cast will be dedicating an episode to this issue.
So often, pop culture looks the other way when teens are in trouble. It’s amazing to see this series stepping up and becoming part of the solution to a huge problem facing the teenagers in their audience.
Here’s Chris’ video. He’s an inspiration: