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N.Y civil liberties group: State fails to protect transgender students from harassment

Thursday, June 25, 2015
New-York-state
Transgender students are often harassed in public schools across New York, and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them, the New York Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday. ...

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Students told ‘Gay O.K.’ t-shirts to support bullied classmate was ‘disruptive’

Thursday, June 4, 2015
gay-OK
Two students at a Texas middle school were sent home on Wednesday, and several others were told to cover up their "Gay O.K." message they wore emblazoned on their T-shirts because school officials said the message was a "distraction." ...

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Pastor tells high school graduates they’re going to Hell if they are gay

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Scott-Carpenter
A North Carolina pastor told graduating seniors at Kings Mountain High School's annual baccalaureate service that they're going to Hell if they are gay. ...

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Nevada Legislature passes LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying protections for students

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nevada
The measure, which includes protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, now heads to Sandoval's desk for final approval. ...

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Tulsa students suspended after LGBT poster defaced

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, Okla.
Nearly a dozen students were suspended after a poster encouraging awareness about bullying and harassment of LGBT students was defaced. ...

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Bullied Wisconsin transgender teen dies by suicide

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Cameron Langrell
Just days after Cameron Langrell announced to friends and classmates online that she identified as a transgender girl, the 15-year-old took her own life. ...

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Study: Gay, bisexual kids bullied more, even at early age

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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Gay and bisexual kids are more likely to be bullied as they're growing up — even at an early age, according to the first large U.S. study to look at the problem. ...

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Transgender woman marks death with eerie posthumous tweet

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Rachel Bryk
Rachel Bryk died by suicide last week by jumping off the George Washington Bridge, just days after internet trolls encouraged her to commit suicide. ...

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Gay student attacked at Atlanta school says he’s victim of constant bullying

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Timothy Jefferson
“Everyone knows I’m gay,” says 16-year-old Timothy Jefferson, who says he’s been constantly harassed and bullied by other students during his two years at the school where he’s studying to one day become an interior designer or a musician. ...

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Students at Pa. school organize ‘Anti-gay day’ in response to ‘Day of Silence’

Saturday, April 18, 2015
A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa., allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands.
A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students after complaints by parents and students voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. ...

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