Thom Bierdz (Phillip, The Young and the Restless) has joined the fight against the bullying of gay teenagers by releasing the You Tube clip below. In the MVID, Bierdz reveals how painting helps him deal with the anxieties that gay people can face. He also talked about the American Art Awards, which he helped found, which will be offering a free entry this year for teens. Would that we had writers in daytime right now like Agnes Nixon, who would address the awful prevalence of gay teen suicides in soap opera storylines. For more information on the American Art Awards , click here.