What is #WearPurpleDay? And Why Do I Support it?

Warning this post will be discussing issues of bullying and suicide in the youth of the international LGBTQ+ community, if these issues are triggering for you then that is ok, you do not have to read this post, to everyone else I hope to teach you about a group I have been a strong supporter of for five years now.

Wear It Purple was founded in 2010 due to the rising number of LGBTQ+ youth not being accepted, bullied and turning to suicide just because the people around them could not accept them for their sexuality or gender choices. This issue came to a head when 18-year-old Tyler Clementi killed himself after being outed by his roommate in such a cruel way. In response, Ellen DeGeneres made the following statement;

“This needs to be a wake-up call to everyone: teenage bullying is an epidemic… and the death rate is climbing.”

This statement made many around the world step up and say they wanted to see change and so began the journey of Wear it Purple, to help let teens out there know, there are people out there that will support your life choices and you do not need to go it alone.

Bullying is an issue that everyone will have to deal with at some point in their lives. Whether it be in their own family, at school, in the community or in the workplace. Bullying is more than physically hurting someone believe me I know because I went through ten years of school being bullied by my classmates for being different. I was only occasionally bullied physically but it was the words others threw at me that hurt more than being tripped over or spat on. But there is more to bullying than being the victim or the cause, those who stand by and watch bullying happen and do nothing, or as we have seen in recent years stand on the sidelines with their phones out recording the scene playing out before them, they are just as guilty as the bully themselves in my eyes.

It’s easy to say you don’t like or don’t support bullying, it takes a little bit more to step forward and stand up to the bully and tell them that you will not tolerate their behavior in your community.

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi Mobile Game Released in Japan!

This news from Japan has come as a big surprise to me I must admit, with the Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi fandom being pretty much dormant here in the west as I do not see too many western yaoi fans still talking about this series, it does however seem to still have a huge fandom in Japan.

This visual novel style mobile game with voice acting from the actors from the anime adaptation of the manga focus’s on the relationship between Ritsu Onodera and Takano Masamune and promises a bonus secret ending, sadly this is all the information about the game I have been able to find in English. This is one game I doubt we will see getting a western release, but as a fujoshi I hope we eventually get to see more games like this one released for English audiences.

I’m Back!

Sorry that I disappeared so suddenly from blogging last month, let’s just say that offline life has really caught up with me over the last couple of months and then add writing burnout to that and well, I really just needed some time to sit back relax and chill, so that’s what I have been doing. First thing I did was finally get myself set up with Netflix and I have been binging some much hyped anime for the last month. One of which I was extremely disappointed in and another that I ended up loving more than I expected, I will reveal what those two were at a later date i promise.

It would seem however in my absence away from the blog there has been some awesome yaoi and boys love news, including upcoming games and some awesome new trailers for upcoming anime. I will be covering those as soon as possible as well. It feels good to be back at the laptop typing again and I will admit I have also very much missed interacting with everyone in the blogging community. I want to thank you all for being so patient with me!