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GLSEN: LGBT youth face pervasive, but decreasing levels of harassment

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
NEW YORK -- In its latest National School Climate Survey released Wednesday, GLSEN -- the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network -- reported that while LGBT students are faring better than they have in the past, there is still much ...

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Is it ever okay to call someone a ‘Pansy?’

Sunday, August 12, 2012
"It's hit me over the years that just the perception of being gay can be career-ending for a football official in my area."
“What are you? A bunch of pansies?” I heard his words, echoing across the grass, and felt like I’d been punched in the gut. All those taunts through the years stay with you, even if you’ve risen above them. I ...

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The leftist homosexuals did not bully Donald Perry to death

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Donald Perry
Now, as you can probably guess, there have been some, on the right, who have correlated Chick-fil-A's recent public relations firestorm to Donald Perry’s sudden death. Some have even dubbed him as a victim of “leftist homosexual bullying,” asserting that ...

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El Paso school district targets bullying following suicide of gay teen

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Brandon Elizares
EL PASO, Texas -- An El Paso, Texas school district has strengthened its anti-discrimination policies to prevent bullying of LGBT students and employees after an El Paso teen committed suicide last month after enduring two years of anti-gay bullying. ...

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Majority of gay youth in Britain say they’re victims of homophobic bullying

Thursday, July 5, 2012
LONDON -- New research by the University of Cambridge for British gay rights charity Stonewall UK's School Report 2012 found that 55 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in Britain’s secondary schools experience homophobic bullying. ...

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D.C. mayor signs anti-bullying bill

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Mayor Vincent Gray signs the Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 on Friday.
WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill on Friday that will require city agencies that work directly with young people to implement an anti-bullying policy. ...

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Survey: Most Colorado schools not in compliance with school bullying law

Friday, June 22, 2012
DENVER -- Most of Colorado’s school districts have yet to update their bullying policies to come into compliance with a 2011 state law protecting LGBT youth, a survey by the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization shows. ...

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New York lawmakers pass bill to crack down on cyber-bullying

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York state legislature this week approved a bill that would require the state's public schools to develop procedures to address complaints of email, texting and online harassment -- also referred to as cyber-bullying. ...

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Florida school district settles anti-gay bullying complaint by former student

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Luke Herbert
PALM COAST, Fla. -- A Florida school district has settled a complaint filed against it with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights which alleged that the staff at Flagler Palm Coast High School allowed a gay former student to be ...

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New York teen left blinded in one eye following brutal, anti-gay assault

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Kardin Ulysse (center) with parents Pierre and Rose
NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn teenager was was left blind in one eye after being assaulted by bullies who shouted anti-gay epithets during an attack earlier this month at his middle school, according to the teen's family ...

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