I’m starting to forget now, but when they were asking all the Glee actors on the red carpet at Trevor Live how they coped with bullying, and most of them said “my family,” and Adam Lambert was the only one who said turn to your family IF they are supportive, and if not that’s why the Trevor…
Thats one thing I respect about Adam a lot. He has constantly pointed out the fact that he was one of a small majority of lucky ones that had a supportive family. He doesnt try to ignore the fact that many feel like they are alone, not only because of a closed minded school, because of the fact that their parents dont support them (regardless of if their parents know ultimately that they arent supporting their children). He doesnt just ignore that sometimes talking to your parents/coming out to your parents and friends isnt the thing you should do because regardless of how much you wish some people would change if only they knew, some people dont care how long they have known you or your bond with them. They hear that you arent straight and in their mind everything changes. I respect Adam because he doesnt try to bullshit the fact that sometimes telling a kid that “it gets better” doesnt help and sometimes talking to people you love doesnt help. He points out that sometimes its not safe to talk to people that are suppose to love you.
I enjoy my friends that are Allies. I enjoy most allies but the truth of the matter is that the people they talk to on the carpet for Trevor Project only know what they have heard and usually dont stop to think that a “it gets better” or “talk to your family and friends” isnt what every kid needs to hear. Sometimes kids need to hear that its sometimes not safe to talk to friends and family. Sometimes kids need to hear that its not going to instantly get better when telling your parents. Sometimes kids need someone thats been through it and I was lucky to have older friends that had been through it, lucky to have a supportive family that educated themselves along with me and let me go to GLBTA+ meetings at the college nearby but not every kid is and im not diluting myself in the thought that sometimes things only “get better” once you get away. I respect Adam for pointing out that not every case is the same and not every situation can be dealt with the same.
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I wonder if I could use this to create a copy of that key and break into that house.