NEWARK, N.J. — The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award.
Tyler Clementi jumped from the George Washington Bridge in 2010 after learning roommate Dharun Ravi used a webcam to see his gay sexual encounter. His death sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people.
Jane Clementi says her family wants to make sure there are “no other Tylers in this world” and create a “culture shift toward kindness.”
Ravi spent 20 days in jail. His lawyer says he didn’t have “ugliness” in his heart.
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