During this past week four young boys all took their lives due to being tormented and humiliated by the fact that they were gay. Two of these boys were merely 13 years old: Asher Brown and Seth Walsh. One was 15: Billy Lucas and one was attending Rutgers Univeristy Tyler Clementi. Micheal Urie best known for his role as Mark on Ugly Betty wanted to do something to help other young boys and girls who were being bullied.
He joined a campaign started by the well known blogger Perez Hilton to help shed a light on the bullying and to help share his own story to today’s youth. In doing this, he recently created a video in which he shares a lot of his own stories and expresses to today’s youth that ‘these bullies won’t be bullies forever and that these hard times will eventually go away and be replaced by good times.’
This video can be found on youtube at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o1io2oA1dg