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Our language shapes how we perceive others. Staying silent while others tease, bully, or ridicule others only adds to a culture of discrimination. We want to empower you to start making a difference and change the language and attitude of discrimination.
The video, "To My Grade 7 Self," was made by students from the Get REAL Movement. The concept was to create an honest portrayal of students – both straight and LGBT – looking back on their experiences in Grade 7. We wanted to get at the other side of the "It Gets Better" campaign, by including individuals who were bullies themselves.
Change is good. Embrace difference. Homophobic language is learned, and it can be unlearned just as easily. It's never too late.