I’m posting an entire episode of Glee below. And that’s because Glee, which I’m posting via hulu-com, is dealing with bullying. And in New Jersey, so are we. Bullying young gay men, how that hurts, and some of the reasons why other young men taunt gay kids. And why some people make fun of women and girls, and how that hurts. Honestly, it’s perfectly timed as New Jersey gets ready for Monday’s hearings, as Steven Goldstein writes – in both the Assembly and Senate on the same day – of the Anti-bullying Bill of Rights, which has bi-partisan support in both houses. What’s remarkable about Glee, to me, is its subtext about diversity and acceptance, and not only of gay kids, but all kinds of kids. It’s a refreshing, welcoming and very warming experience. And last night’s episode left me inspired for Monday’s State House lobbying day, called by Garden State Equality, to get kids’ backs when they’re being bullied.
There are a few commercials. Deal with it.