Amid national focus on suicides, Perez Hilton promises to stop bullying and outing

In a sign of the wave against bullying, and the power of Ellen DeGeneres, Perez Hilton announced this week that he would stop bullying and trying to out celebrities on his blog. It’s certainly noteworthy considering the huge number of readers he has. There is a real awareness of the importance of the words we use and the messages we send as individuals and as a culture.

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Born and raised in Maine, Nick Seaver moved to DC to study political communication in 2003. He began writing extensively on LGBT rights during the first ballot initiative in Maine that overturned marriage equality. He writes about a variety of issues, ranging from marriage to issues facing LGBT youth. Follow him on Twitter at @NDSeaver.

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