On her talk show this week, Ellen DeGeneres took a couple minutes away from cracking jokes and interviewing celebrities to address the growing, dangerous problemsof bullying against gay teenagers.
Tragically, this topic is in the news because a Rutgers University student named Tyler Clementi committed suicide this week after his roommate exposed his sexuality on the Internet. Clementi is just the latest teen to take his own life in reaction to brutal taunting from classmates.
"My heart is breaking for their families, their friends and for a society that continues to let this happen," Ellen says in the video below. "These kids needed us. We have an obligation to change this. There are messages everywhere that validate this kind of bullying and taunting and we have to make it stop. We can't let intolerance and ignorance take another kid's life."
DeGeneres goes on to list agencies that can help those in trouble, such as The Trevor Project (866 4U TREVOR). Watch the following video and consider the message: