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SEXUAL TOLERANCE CHFD 220 The youth of today and yesterday face ridicule, profound hatred, and social biases inherited from parents and friends. Joel Burns faced the same biases during the a period in the 1960’s when different meant your family and friends hate you because they were taught to. His address to the LGBT community and parents of children who would later understand these new feelings gives power to being different. Discovering the interest that are not accepted as a teen creates a mental and emotional strain on a person. Thirteen year old Joel witnessing the It Gets Better speech could have given him hope to accept his feelings sooner.
Children of all ages have experienced bullying of some kind whether from siblings, parents, and peers. These bullying carries over into the interest a child develops. Interest that include potential lovers, hobbies, career choices, and physical activities. Joel Burn the teenager after hearing an older version of himself encourage other youths of the LGBT origins to stay alive and create memories worth holding onto. He would have look on wanting to be the man he saw advocating for the lives of gay men and women. A teenager who may have experienced males of his age isolating him from any form of

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