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UK study: Effects of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

Monday, April 21, 2014
Children who are bullied — and especially those who are frequently bullied — continue to be at risk for a wide range of poor social, health, and economic outcomes nearly four decades after being victimized, according to new research by King’s College London. [ Read more → ]
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School apologizes for advising bullying victims not to ‘tattle,’ or be a ‘sore loser’

Friday, April 18, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska school district is apologizing after sending fifth grade students home with a pamphlet titled “Turning bullies into buddies," advising bullying victims not to "tattle" on their attackers, and not to be a "sore loser." [ Read more → ]
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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday will participate in GLSEN’s (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 19th annual "Day of Silence" by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Mark Dayton signs the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act into law on April 9, 2014.

Minn. governor signs LGBT-inclusive ‘Safe Schools’ anti-bullying bill into law

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
ST. PAUL -- Less than 24 hours after clearing the Minnesota state House, Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday signed Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act into law, a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s anti-bullying law. [ Read more → ]
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Minn. state House passes anti-bullying measure; governor to sign bill today

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House voted early Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s anti-bullying law, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton to sign. [ Read more → ]
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Minn. Senate passes anti-bullying ‘Safe and Supportive Schools Act’

Friday, April 4, 2014
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota state Senate voted Thursday to pass the “Safe and Supportive Schools Act,” a bill, which would require all Minnesota school districts to develop and enforce a plan to reduce bullying. [ Read more → ]
Tennessee state capitol in Nashville.

Tenn. OKs religious freedom bill that could be a ‘license to bully’ gay students

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee state Senate on Monday passed a bill that seeks to expand religious liberty protections for students in public schools, a measure critics say could lead to hate speech against gays, and others, in public schools, all in the name of religion. [ Read more → ]
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Mass. Senate passes updates to anti-bullying law

Thursday, March 20, 2014
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for LGBT students and students with disabilities. [ Read more → ]
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

Michele Bachmann: ‘The gay community have so bullied the American people’

Monday, March 10, 2014
Still reeling from the demise of Arizona’s “right-to-discriminate” bill, Michele Bachmann said last week that she is tired of gay people “bullying” her and the American people. [ Read more → ]
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Report: Schools are failing LGBT youth and funneling them into prison

Monday, March 10, 2014
Hostile school climates pave the way for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, youth to spend less time in school and more time on the streets, thus increasing the likelihood of entering into the school-to-prison pipeline. [ Read more → ]
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Minn. gay rights advocates lobby for state law protecting kids from bullying

Sunday, March 2, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies. [ Read more → ]
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Mass. state House passes updates to anti-bullying law

Thursday, February 27, 2014
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts House has approved a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law in part by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities. [ Read more → ]
Michael Morones

Bullied 11-year-old ‘brony’ clings to life following suicide attempt

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. -- An 11-year-old boy clings to life and may have suffered brain damage following a suicide attempt last month. Family members say Michael Morones was repeatedly bullied at school and called gay because he was a fan of the children's television cartoon "My Little Pony." [ Read more → ]
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Report: Progress toward LGBT equality surprisingly ‘mixed’

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
An independent think tank that studies the progress of the movement on equal rights for LGBT people released its latest report Tuesday, and the assessment is surprisingly “mixed.” [ Read more → ]
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Oregon school district settles lawsuit over anti-gay bullying

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene, Ore. School District has paid $5,000 to settle an Oregon lawsuit that accused it of failing to stop students at a middle school from bullying and harassing a boy they perceived as gay. [ Read more → ]
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Minn. lawmakers plan renewed push at tougher anti-bullying bill

Monday, January 13, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are planning to try again this year to strengthen a state law aimed at preventing bullying in schools. [ Read more → ]
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A gay dad’s open letter to the man who refused to eat while gay couples married

Monday, January 6, 2014
These past few years may end up being known as the years of “Conservatives Behaving Badly.” At the end of last year, the Republicans in Congress conducted a massive foot stomping, pout-out and shut down the government because they did not get their way on the previous healthcare bill. In the state of Utah, conservatives were shocked when the justice system intervened on the subject of marriage equality. Now, we have a couple of adult size tantrums playing out publicly... [ Read more → ]
Destin Holmes

Lawsuit: LGBT students routinely bullied in Miss. school district

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday says LGBT students are routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district, including a lesbian who was forced to sit alone in the middle of a classroom when others were split into groups of boys and girls. [ Read more → ]
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Gay-Straight Alliances: Empowering youth, saving lives

Sunday, December 1, 2013
I have a vague memory of hearing announcements and seeing posters for it on the walls. I remember wanting to go. I hadn’t yet come out at this point but I had the sense that I would find support and understanding in this club, and I wanted to be a part of it so badly. But there was a barrier in my mind that prevented me from being able to attend the club. I graduated without going to even one meeting... [ Read more → ]
Caleb Laieski (right) with President Barack Obama at the White House pride reception in 2011.

Prominent teen activist indicted on charges of sexual misconduct with minor

Monday, November 18, 2013
PHOENIX -- A prominent LGBT rights and anti-bullying teen activist faces more than a dozen charges of sexual misconduct with a minor. [ Read more → ]
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Former prosecutor wants job back after being fired for harassing gay student

Monday, November 11, 2013
DETROIT -- A former assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan who was fired after expressing hostility toward a gay University of Michigan student government president has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the state's current attorney general and his predecessor. [ Read more → ]
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Family of Tyler Clementi make first visit to site of Rutgers student’s suicide

Sunday, November 10, 2013
FORT LEE, N.J. — The family of the Rutgers University student whose suicide sparked a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people paid their first visit Sunday to the bridge where he took his life. [ Read more → ]
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You’ve never seen an anti-bullying video like this…

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Grab hold of someone you love, and get ready to have your eyes opened, because we’ve never seen an anti-bullying video like this. [ Read more → ]
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Colo. campaign targets athletes, student leaders to promote inclusive culture

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Michelle Murphy likes to imagine a world in which Colorado’s high school cheerleaders and quarterbacks are the cure to bullying and hazing — not the cause... [ Read more → ]
Photos courtesy Equality House, Planting Peace

Equality House hosts ‘Drag Down Bigotry’ show in Westboro neighborhood

Monday, October 28, 2013
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Westboro Baptist Church, home of the "God hates Fags" movement, found itself with ringside seats to drag show on Saturday, organized by its neighbor, the rainbow painted Equality House. [ Read more → ]
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