I will be joining with thousands of others across North America on Wednesday October 20, wearing purple in memory of LGBT teens who have taken their own lives due to bullying. You can show support by wearing purple and by adding a special purple NOH8 twibbon to your Twitter profile. Also, colour your twitter and Facebook pictures purple for the day.
You can also help make sure that this movement doesn't become a simple one-off thing, that gets forgotten after the fervor dies down. Let's let this become a galvanizing moment in the gay rights movement. I believe it's particlarly important for straight allies to use the privilege inherent in heterosexuality to be vocal and visible in our support of young LGBT men and women.
Hate is easy. Love takes courage.