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Teacher is fired for showing anti-bullying video without parent’s permission

Friday, November 6, 2015
Tom Leahy
The film is a parable about a fictionalized world where heteros, not gays, are subject to sexual orientation-based discrimination. Was the lesson worth getting fired over? ...

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A gay dad sounds off on the Kansas teacher who’s getting fired for fighting homophobia

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Scene from "Love Is All You Need"
Tom Leahy made a bad call when addressing the bullying he saw in his eighth grade class. Here, Rob Watson writes a letter explaining why he shouldn't lose his job. ...

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Man’s homophobic childhood bully hits on him on Scruff

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
"Wanna play around?"
What if your former bully wanted to sleep with you? ...

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20 years later, man writes apologetic letter to the gay couple he publicly taunted

Monday, October 26, 2015
A man has written an apology to the gay couple he taunted in 1993 who were "smooching a little."
"Outwardly I had acted as if it was you who should be ashamed," he writes, "but for over 20 years it ahs been me who carries this shame." ...

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Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano understand the pain of being bullied

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Michael Sam And Vito Cammisano
The two friends have an important message for queer youth: they know what it's like to have been bullied as kids and they got through it. ...

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Teased to death

Sunday, July 12, 2015
"Growing up in my neighborhood, kids got teased, not bullied."
Growing up in my neighborhood, kids got teased, not bullied. Bullying happened, it was just called teasing. Often, it was called harmless teasing. I don’t know if the adults were being polite or they believed themselves and thought I was ...

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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
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
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
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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