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  1. Theresa Charest said:

    Check out this link on ABC and Diane Sawyer’s timeline from Wednesday.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151460483624818&set=a.381123319817.163150.214832449817&type=1&theater

    I just posted this to our ouw Facebook page so you can see it there as well. https://www.facebook.com/JohnAndradeInsurance?ref=hl

    This photo of Cecilia Matrone, Bristol’s own and daughter of Mark Matrone, was featured on ABC News & Diane Sawyer’s Timeline t5his week!!!
    This student is running up to Cecilia to let her know she passed! Cecelia is doing a great job as a first year teacher in Atlanta. This is not the first time Cecilia has been sought out and thanked by her students and it won’t be the last. God Bless teachers everywhere.

    From ABC News:

    It’s graduation season across America and a viewer sent us this photo of a student running up to math teacher Cecilia Matrone to let her know she passed her graduation test.

    Hope it brings you as much joy as it brought to our newsroom today.

    (Photo Credit: Rukayat Giwa)

  2. Jason Lee Bartlett said:

    PLEASE READ:

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    Sharing my story, hope you share too. :)
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    Whatever you can afford will help me. Thank you very much! I appreciate you even spreading the word too! ♥ Please show your support in this journey to get my masectomy (chest removal)! Whatever you donate is going to be matched by another donor organization. When I was in school I was bullied. Kids would spit on me, kick me, put my backpack inside out and push me down the stairs. When I told an administrator they told me, “A lady boy half-person like you should expect to be treated that way.” Students and teachers called me an “it” and a “tranny”. So, I withdrew out of high school my first week of junior year and got my GED.
    I’m going to the Community College of Rhode Island and majoring in fine art. I want to be a teacher. I have anxiety, ADHD and depression. I also have dysphoria. Dysphoria is the feeling I get when people use the wrong pronouns/name, looking at myself in the mirror, people calling me names, or looking at me the wrong way for being transgender.
    I have been on Testosterone since January 2013. I also got my name changed this year. However, the one thing that I still desperately need is top-surgery (masectomy) (so I won’t get Cancer and deal with dysphoria). It is all very expensive. $8,305 dollars. I need help to raise this money. I identify as gay. Some people ask me why did I “become” a boy, to like boys. My sexuality has nothing to do with my gender. I always knew I was a boy I just never told anyone. In elementary school I would stand up when they asked the boys to stand. I wanted to play sports and play videogames but I was ostracized.
    I can’t even go on the city bus without cringing at the things people call me and I can’t live without my chest binder. Some my family disowned me. It seems wherever I look I can’t pass as myself. I don’t want to prove my happiness, my gender, my pronouns or my name. I want to help all the transgender kids, even by showing them that it is possible, to dream of a day without dysphoria. Nobody should have to go through what I’ve been through.
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