Todd Glass, comedian and host of The “Todd Glass Show” on Nerdist, recently chose to come out in a very, very public way: on the popular podcast “WTF with Marc Maron.” He has made it a personal mission to end bullying, and helped create this spot for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
The video is edgy and thought provoking, and comes at the issue from a different angle than what you would expect. It certainly leaves a lasting impact and easily sparks conversation. Sharing this video and discussing the frightening impact of hate speech and intolerance is the very basic step to contributing to the fight against bullying. As Glass points out, bullying can just as easily come from family and loved ones as it does from schoolmates and acquaintances.
Glass created this video with Daniel Kinno as an entry for a GLSEN contest, where the winner gets a chance to work with Tom Ford and Brett Ratner. You can cast your vote for it here.