my daughter is gay. many of her friends are gay. parents need to talk to their LGBT children more and connect with them as they are the minority and have special needs only parents can offer. schools are not responsible for this and never should be. the children who are bullied are the ones whose parents are not involved in their lives nor who are supportive of their enhanced and special conflicts that 'normal' children and teens do not experience. parents need to be parents again and stop passing this responsibility off to schools and their communities. they gave life to their children and they are ultimately responsible for them. no one else. stop passing laws to enable bad parental behaviors. hold parents accountable.