1001669_1_amelia-newcomb_standardAnd take a look at our graphic below. You might not have thought that marriage equality legislation could drive down youth suicide rates. But it looks like it has, particularly for sexual minorities. Check it out – and be reminded of what a “you are welcome here” sign can make in a young person’s confidence and desire to excel. 

Amelia Newcomb

Senior Editor with The Christian Science Monitor‘s EqualEd section


… when my mum told me she didn’t want to hold me after I was born, it was hard to take, to say the least.  I was insecure enough as it was, but to hear that my own mother could not bear to look at me was … well, imagine how you might feel.  I was hurt and felt rejected.

Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

By Nick Vujicic


After a suicide attempt at the age of ten, Nick turned his disability into a motivation to spread the Christian gospel to all corners of the world.  He stopped believing the lie that he was “less than” or “unequal” for being different.  “The greater the struggle the more glorious the triumph!”  




There are other magical moments: a moment when a black child touches the strong man’s biceps and goes away believing he can become anything he wants, a moment when a crippled boy embraces the limbless man as though he were touching the face of God and a moment when the limbless man emerges from a stream into which he has fallen with the triumphant cry, ”I can swim!”


Uploaded on Oct 12, 2011
At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus discovers a man without limbs being exploited at a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.

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