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J. PATRICK REDMOND was born and raised in southern Indiana and recently returned to his home state after sixteen years of living in South Florida and teaching for the Miami-Dade County Public School System. Presently he teaches English Composition at the University of Southern Indiana. Patrick holds a BA in English from Florida International University in Miami and an MFA in creative writing and literature from Stony Brook University in Southampton, New York. He is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, and his writing has appeared in the NOH8 Campaign blog, the Southampton Review, and in the Barnes & Noble Review’s Grin & Tonic. He is also the 2012 recipient of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Prize in Fiction. Some Go Hungry is his first novel, and when asked about it, Patrick says, “It’s about God, guns, gays, and green beans.” Additional information is available at jpatrickredmond.com.

Safe Schools for LGBTQ Youth

The Huffington Post | Gay Voices

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2 Comments on “Safe Schools for LGBTQ Youth”

  1. Cat Marcuri October 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    ALL kids should be allowed to feel safe SOMEWHERE. The idea that ANY child “deserves” to be bullied, humiliated, assaulted and ostracized for who they are is DISGUSTING. I have four children. One identifies as bisexual. I don’t care. I love her just as much as the other three, no question. Who she loves is HER business, not MINE. I don’t “allow” her to be who she is, I merely accept it, because it is as much who she is as her eye color or her bad taste in modern music..

  2. Lindsay Short November 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Well done! Ronnie and Patrick, very brave of you to stand up and say it how it is, I applaud you for this, It bemuses me how society has come so far and yet we can not accept Gay, Lesbian and Bi people in our communities. I for one attempted suicide and unless you have been there no one knows how moved you are and offended by the love you share in whatever format. How dare we be judged, we have the same rights as you. Accept Human Rights and forget your vengeance.

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