This public service announcement was produced entirely by teens for teens by Community Healthcare Network's Teens P.A.C.T. program in New York City. It is just one in a series of public service announcements collectively titled, MORE THAN JUST SEX! MORE THAN JUST SEX aims to empower young people to make positive decisions, create social change, and reduce the rates of teen pregnancy, STD's, and HIV in New York City and beyond.
9 out of 10 LGBT teens say they have experienced harassment at school. "Gay or Straight...Don't Discriminate" challenges all teens to consider what it would be like to be bullied, harassed, or questioned solely on the basis of sexuality. This powerful PSA encourages young people to think twice about the damaging words or actions that are sometimes used towards those who do not identify as heterosexual.
If you or someone you know is being bullied or harassed because of their sexual orientation, contact the GLBT national youth talkline at: 1-800-246-7743 or visit glnh.org.
For more information about Community Healthcare Network or Teens P.A.C.T., please contact Michele Perlman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find us at chnnyc.org or facebook.com/teenspact