It seems that all of us are bullied at some point in our life or made fun of for being perceived as different or strange in our ways, but it needs to stop. We need to teach children from their youngest years to except and have tolerance and compassion for all people regardless of how different they may seem. It is NOT okay for the GLBT community to be singled out and bullied for who they are, especially when they are young.
It makes me sick to my stomach to think of the pain children may endure at the hands of their classmates and peers. Teach your children tolerance and compassion. As adults, show by your words and actions tolerance and compassion. We all breath the same air and bleed the same color blood. We are actually not that different from one another. Each of us should be given the chance to be who we are at our core and not have to change for a society that does not get it.