Today, the Tyler Clementi Foundation announced the launch of the #Day1 Toolkit for Christian communities. The toolkit creates a simple, effective and empowering framework for stopping, and ultimately ending, bullying, beginning on the first day of any Sunday school or youth group. This new toolkit, specifically geared toward Christian communities and churches, joins those previously released by the Tyler Clementi Foundation for schools, fraternities and sororities, sports teams and workplaces.
The Christian #Day1 Toolkit addresses the unique ways in which belief and religious language is used to bully LGBTQ people. Despite decades of anti-LGBTQ sentiment and policy stemming from religious conviction among Christian communities around the world, there is real progress that can be made to end the stigma and the life-endangering bullying occurring in these communities.