Anti-gay slurs PSA to appear at Super Bowl

GLSEN's 'Think Before You Speak' campaign will reach fans attending game

Anti-gay slurs PSA to appear at Super Bowl
02 February 2012

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network is going to be getting wide exposure for its Public Service Announcements on anti-gay slurs.

With its Think Before You Speak campaign, GLSEN will become the first LGBT organization in the country to share such a message with Super Bowl attendees. The campaign includes four videos and features such famous faces as Hilary Duff, Wanda Sykes and the NBA's Grant Hill.

The PSAs will screen at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. on Sunday (5 February) when the New York Giants face the New England Patriots for the Super Bowl title.

'GLSEN is thrilled to share the Think Before You Speak campaign's message of respect with tens of thousands of football fans attending the Super Bowl this year," said the group's Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard. 'The PSA campaign … has already reached millions of Americans across the country and we are truly grateful for this opportunity to increase awareness among a new kind of audience about the negative impact of anti-gay slurs.'

Last month, GLSEN released a study which showed that anti-gay bullying begins very early in U.S. schools with gender nonconforming students and kids with gay parents vulnerable targets.

The report is based on national surveys of 1,065 elementary school students in 3rd to 6th grade and 1,099 elementary school teachers of K-6th grade.  It found that 75 percent of the students reported that students at their school are called names, made fun of or bullied with at least some regularity.

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