In this new video — “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” — the band Rise Against pays homage to LGBT suicide victims in this just released second single from their album, Endgame.
The track was written in response to the rash of teen suicides in September 2010, by teens who were bullied for their sexual orientation, or perceived orientation. Among the teens memorialized in the video: Tyler Clementi, Billy Lucas, Cody Barker, and Seth Walsh.
“Tim McIlrath has written a powerful song,” said “It Gets Better” founder Dan Savage.
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“With the release of ‘Make It Stop’ and the accompanying video, Rise Against is sending the message to its fan base that the bullying and harassment of LGBT teens needs to stop and that suicide isn’t a solution.”