This weekend I participated in Harvard Lambda’s 6th Annual Legal Advocacy Conference. The title of the conference was “Queering Age: Exploring the Lived Experiences of LGBT Youth and Elders.” They had a great set of panels with a mix of advocates, activists, and academics. Kudos go to Harvard 2Ls Hilary Thrasher and Danielle Purifoy for all of the hard work that they put into organizing the conference. The conference web site is here, for anyone who wishes to take a look at the list of panels.
Perhaps the thing that moved me the most during the conference was this video, which Christine Sun from the ACLU showed during the panel on “Youth in Schools: Bullying and Discrimination in the School Environment.” I will warn you ahead of time that it is quite disturbing as it deals with the suicide of Seth Walsh as a result of persistent anti-LGBT bullying in school and features his mother telling their story:
(Because WordPress keeps deleting the video every time I update the post to try to include it (it shows up just fine on my computer before I publish the post to the web!), here is a link to the video.)