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Do anti-marriage equality ads just teach our children to bully?

Sunday, November 4, 2012
My parents are grateful I didn’t kill myself while in school. The truth is that they didn’t know how close I came. Six out of ten teenagers, in 2011, witness bullying at least once a day in school. ...

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When will real change happen in Anoka-Hennepin schools?

Friday, November 2, 2012
Justin AabergFamily photo.
Today -- over 2 years after that awful summer day when I first learned about the bullying and harassment that Justin faced in school on a continuous basis, and confronting the Anoka-Hennepin school board for my first time at a ...

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Parent raises concerns over appointment of gay rights opponent to anti-bullying task force

Friday, October 26, 2012
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- The parent of a gay teen who committed suicide as a result of bullying is speaking out over the decision by the Anoka-Hennepin School District to appoint a leading gay rights opponent to its newly created ...

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Spirit Day founder: ‘Go outside your comfort zone, make a stand’

Friday, October 19, 2012
Brittany McMillan at the GLAAD offices in New York on Spirit Day 2012.Photo: Aaron McQuade, GLAAD.
NEW YORK -- After a spate of teen suicides in the Fall of 2010 as a result of anti-gay bullying, one Canadian high school student decided that she was going to make a difference. ...

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A letter to my bully…

Friday, October 19, 2012
I have hated you almost every day since we first met. But for different reasons altogether than you might expect. I still remember the terror I felt, every time I approached the soccer field. It was junior high, a difficult ...

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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Friday -- both in person and online -- to mark the third annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. ...

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Anoka-Hennepin school board appoints hate group member to anti-bullying task force

Thursday, October 18, 2012
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Anoka-Hennepin School Board, whose district recently settled two lawsuits alleging that a former policy had contributed to a hostile environment toward LGBT students and those perceived as LGBT, has appointed a member of an anti-gay ...

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Anti-bullying program labeled ‘a radical gay indoctrination program’

Monday, October 15, 2012
The annual "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" -- a decade-old program that encourages school children to overcome cultural, societal, or other differences by sitting with those they don't normally hang out with during lunch -- has been attacked by ...

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Boy Scout told he won’t receive his Eagle medal because he is gay

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Ryan Andresen with his Eagle Project, the "Tolerance Wall."Photo courtesy of the Andresen family.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. -- A 17-year-old high school senior from this hillside area just east of Oakland, Calif., has been told by the Boy Scouts that he is not eligible to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout because ...

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On anniversary of Billy Lucas’ suicide, family files wrongful death lawsuit

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Two years ago today, Billy (William) Lucas, a 15-year-old from Greensburg, Ind., was was found dead in a barn at his grandmother’s home — he had hanged himself. While Billy never self-identified as gay, friends said he was tormented for ...

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