Memphis resident Joe Davis recently launched the Go Purple: Stop the Hate website, a clearinghouse of resources for bullying victims and their parents. Although the site includes resources for gay and lesbians teens, Davis says Go Purple is intended for use by bullying victims of any orientation.
"We are basically trying to spread the message that [bullying] is not just a gay issue," Davis said. "This is a human issue, and there have been many children — not just gay [children] — who have taken their lives due to bullying."
The website features links to anti-bullying organizations, like the Trevor Project, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It also includes written testimonials from people who have been bullied. The site invites anyone to share their testimonial on its "Your Story!" page.
Davis said he's looking for volunteers to record YouTube videos about their bullying experience to be posted on the site's video page. For more information, e-mail Davis here.