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California senate committee approves LGBT-inclusive education bill

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A bill that would require classroom text books and other instructional materials used in public schools to include the historical contributions LGBT people, passed its first hurdle in the California legislature on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

California legislature debates bill that would require LGBT-inclusive textbooks

Sunday, April 3, 2011
California's lawmakers are fighting over legislation that would require public schools to include the historical contributions of LGBT people in their curriculum. [ Read more → ]

Ireland ‘LGBT Awareness Weeks’ to target anti-gay bullying (Video)

Friday, April 1, 2011
More powerful messages: BeLonG To Youth Services in Ireland has launched a new advocacy campaign targeting anti-gay bullying. [ Read more → ]

Walmart gets better: Retailer responds to censorship of the ‘g’ word

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I’m pleased to report that “gay” is now a perfectly acceptable word to include in posted comments on Walmart’s site. Other words have also been cleared, including lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgendered. [ Read more → ]
Colorado state capitol in Denver.

Colorado House approves bill to reduce bullying in Colorado public schools

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Colorado House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure designed to reduce incidents of bullying in Colorado public schools. [ Read more → ]

Walmart, the G word, and internet activism

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Walmart is selling the new "It Gets Better" book. Just don’t call it gay. [ Read more → ]

The Book with a Promise: ‘It Gets Better’

Sunday, March 20, 2011
There were moments while reading "It Gets Better," the new book inspired by the video project to help bullied youth, when my heart leapt to my throat and hovered there. There’s no denying the power of this project, and what could easily be the most important book of the year. [ Read more → ]
Seth Walsh

California lawmaker proposes anti-bullying law named for gay suicide victim

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
An openly gay California state Assemblyman is proposing a new anti-bullying law design to reduce bullying of LGBT teens. The bill is named in honor of Seth Walsh, a 13-year-old gay teen who committed suicide last year. [ Read more → ]
Nicholas Kelo Jr.

Anti-gay bullying leads to another tragic teen suicide

Monday, March 14, 2011
Nicholas Kelo Jr. knew what it was like to be relentlessly bullied, his family said, and it may have been what persuaded him to pry open a safe inside his home on Feb. 23, and remove the gun that killed him. [ Read more → ]

White House calls for coordinated efforts to combat bullying

Sunday, March 13, 2011
The White House held a high-visibility conference on bullying prevention March 10, while members of Congress introduced several LGBT-inclusive bills designed to address bullying and harassment of students. [ Read more → ]

Obamas release Facebook video on eve of national conference on bullying prevention

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday to promote a nation conference on bullying prevention they'll host at the White House on Thursday. [ Read more → ]

Bullying back in focus: New bills in Congress, Obama hosts conference on prevention

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Members of Congress are introducing a flurry of bills this week designed to address bullying and harassment of students, including LGBT students, and timed to coincide with a major White House conference on bullying prevention on Thursday. [ Read more → ]
Lance Lundsten

Bullied Minnesota teen’s death officially ruled a suicide

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The mystery surrounding the January death of Lance Lundsten, the Minnesota teen whose controversial death sparked renewed conversation about bullying and teen suicide across the nation, has finally been revealed. [ Read more → ]
Rito Osorio

Indiana teen claims he was gay bashed in school restroom

Monday, March 7, 2011
An openly gay Indiana teen claims he was lured into a high school restroom and gay bashed, while other students looked on. Now his family is speaking out about why they think this should be investigated as a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Kameron Jacobsen

Report: Facebook bullying leads high school freshman to commit suicide

Friday, January 21, 2011
Sadly, another teen suicide to report. Kameron Jacobsen, a 14-year-old freshman at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, N.Y., died Tuesday after taking his own life. Sources report that Kameron was was tormented by Facebook bullies who taunted him because they thought he was gay. [ Read more → ]
Lance Lundsten

Bullied gay teen in Minnesota commits suicide

Monday, January 17, 2011
We’ve lost another beautiful life to bullying. Lance Lundsten, 18, an openly gay student at Jefferson High School, took his life over the weekend. Friends say that Lance suffered extreme bullying and harassment for years. [ Read more → ]
Chris Buttars

Utah state senator seeks to repeal school anti-bullying laws

Sunday, January 16, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah State Senator Chris Buttars is proposing a new resolution designed to repeal the recently passed anti-bullying and non-discrimination policies created by the Salt Lake School Board. Buttars calls the policies a “program to bring down America.” [ Read more → ]

New Jersey Governor signs nation’s toughest anti-bullying law

Friday, January 7, 2011
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday, signed what many believe is the nation's toughest law to fight bullying in institutions of learning. [ Read more → ]
Seth Walsh

Feds probe school’s response to bullying complaints that led to gay teen’s suicide

Thursday, December 23, 2010
The U. S. Department of Education has launched a probe into a California school district's handling of complaints by the mother of Seth Walsh, a 13-year old gay teen who committed suicide after enduring years of relentless bullying. [ Read more → ]
Seth Walsh

Mother of gay teen who committed suicide speaks out on anti-gay bullying

Friday, December 17, 2010
Seth Walsh, a California teen who spent 9 days on life support after attempting suicide over relentless bullying because he was gay, died Sept 28. Now, Seth's mother, Wendy Walsh, has teamed up with the ACLU to help make a difference in the lives of LGBT youth facing harassment. [ Read more → ]

Salt Lake City school board passes non-discrimination, anti-bullying policies

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake City School Board on Tuesday evening passed an LGBT inclusive anti-bullying policy, as well as a mostly inclusive non-discrimination policy after almost two and a half hours of debate. [ Read more → ]
Russell Dickerson

Former student suing school district after enduring years of bullying, harassment

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
ABERDEEN, Wash. -- A 19-year-old graduate of Aberdeen High School has filed a lawsuit against the school district, alleging he endured "severe and persistent harassment" throughout junior high and high school and that school officials were aware of the harassment but failed to take steps end it. [ Read more → ]

New Jersey lawmakers pass tough new anti-bullying measure

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
New Jersey lawmakers on Monday approved an "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act," legislation that advocates say will be one of the nation's toughest laws to fight bullying in institutions of learning. [ Read more → ]

Texas school board adopts LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying policy

Saturday, November 20, 2010
By a unanimous vote, the Dallas Independent School District school board this week approved a new an anti-bullying policy that for the first time included protections for LGBTQ students. [ Read more → ]
Joe Biden

Vice-President Joe Biden lends his voice to the ‘It Gets Better’ project

Friday, November 19, 2010
The White House this week released Vice-President Joe Biden's contribution to the national anti-bullying video campaign, "It gets better," in the ongoing effort to quell the number of LGBTQ youth and young adult suicides. [ Read more → ]
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