It's an issue that thankfully has come to attention of a lot of people in positions to help and bring exposure to the problems. We're so pleased to hear that the recent rise in gay teen suicides, as tragic as they are, aren't being overlooked by anyone.
Over the weekend, the cast of the hit show Glee hosted a benefit for the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith were asked their views on the recent suicides and what plans are in place for Glee to respond. On the latter, Matthew explained:
"I'm sure that's something that [Ryan Murphy] wants to talk about…It's shedding a light on a subject that a lot of people keep in the closet."
Cory concured, insisting that the cast felt it was their duty to acknowledge what is happening in the lives of other young people, particularly those who are struggling with who they are. Cory says:
"It's really important for a show like 'Glee,' with all the exposure that it's getting, to start to bring important causes like this out in the open."
That's what we like to hear! It is so important for gay teens to know that they aren't alone. People truly do care!
It DOES get better!
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