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Sarah Silverman speaks out about bullying kids who are gay or lesbian.

by Maital Guttman

October 10, 2010 | 9:19 am

I love Sarah Silverman.  I first met her in person at the GLAAD media awards.  I love her irreverent sense of humor, but mostly I love how she uses this humor to make a point, and even make a difference.  She got young people to make the “Great Schlep” down to Florida to convince their bubbes to vote Obama.  By random good luck, I sat next to her on that cold inauguration day, 50 meters from where Obama was sworn into office.  This week is no exception to her activism, when she takes a stance against bullying people who are gay.  Importantly, she draws the connection between American policies against gay rights, including gay marriage and military service, and how these discriminatory practices send a message that trickles down to our children. 

Thank you, Sarah, for speaking out and reminding us that discrimination against gay and lesbian youth is no joke.

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