An upcoming The Nate Berkus Show
devoted to anti-gay bullying will feature Chely Wright and Wendy
Wendy Walsh is the mother of Seth
Walsh, the 13-year-old gay Californian student who was bullied to
death. Seth hanged himself in September after suffering years of
torment from his classmates.
The American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) this week released
a video of a tearful Wendy reading the suicide note her son left
behind. The mother says she's speaking out in hopes of raising
greater awareness. She also wants her son's former school to address
the problem of bullying.
appearing on the program will be country music star Chely Wright.
Wright will tour the youth lounge at
YES, an LGBT community center in New York that Berkus has redesigned.
The center will be named in Seth Walsh's honor.
The topic is especially personal for
Berkus and Wright, who are openly gay and strong advocates for
gay-inclusive anti-bullying policies that protect children.
The episode, titled Rebuilding Home
After Tragedy airs on December 29.