If you watched Larry King Live last night then you know that straight ally Kathy Griffin is damned serious when it comes to bullying and teen suicides.
The Emmy-winning comedienne did not crack a joke during the entire hour of a panel King hosted on teen bullying that also included Wanda Sykes, Nate Berkus, Tim Gunn, Chely Wright and Lance Bass.
Kathy announced that she would be donating her entire salary from her Dec. 16 concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City to The Trevor Project.
Kathy has also just released this video where she repeats her claim that “trickle down homophobia” from political and religious leaders is to blame for making gays feel inferior and for the bullying that has led to the suicides.
“All you anti-gay public figures, and you know who you are, you have the blood of these dead teens in your hands,” she says.
She also reaches out in the video: “LGBT folks, I’ve met you, I’ve seen you at my shows. I know you’re there,” Kathy says in the video. “Even in the Bible belt where you think you’re alone, you’re not alone. I see you and there’s help. … Even if you’re in a very Republican area or a conservative town, you’re not alone. Newsflash: if 10 to 12% of the entire country is gay, so are the people in your neighborhood. And there’s nothing wrong with them, and there’s nothing wrong with you.”
While she is not a lesbian, Kathy says with confidence that “it does get better You know why? Two words: Suze Orman.There you go. About 300 million reasons why there’s nothing wrong with being gay.”
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