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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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Ravi released from custody after serving 20 days in Rutgers’ spying case

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Dharun Ravi (right) with attorney Steve Altman
Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was released from prison Tuesday after serving 20 days on a 30-day sentence for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate who later committed suicide. [...]

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El Paso gay teen, bullied for 2 years, commits suicide

Sunday, June 10, 2012
EL PASO, Texas — Another bullied gay youth lost to suicide. El Paso teen Brandon Elizares, 16, took his own life on June 2, according to family and friends. [...]

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Ontario’s legislative assembly approves anti-bullying bill

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
TORONTO, Ontario -- The Accepting Schools Act, an anti-bullying measure also known as Bill 13, passed through the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on Tuesday by a vote of 65-36. [...]

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Illinois school district bans GLSEN material over children’s diversity book

Friday, June 1, 2012
The Family Book
ERIE, Ill. -- An Illinois school district has banned all student materials provided or endorsed by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, including learning materials and various programs aimed at preventing bullying. [...]

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Tyler Clementi’s suicide: Best to look not only at Ravi, but at society at large

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Dharun Ravi
The lack of public figures or role models for teenagers, and the hesitancy of schools to include same-sex sexualities in sex-ed curricula, despite these being a normal part of human sexuality, give these negative attitudes more influence by not contrasting them with the more positive reality. Given the body of [...]

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Anti-bullying legislation fails to pass Illinois state Senate

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Legislation that would require Illinois schools to create anti-bullying programs and fully explain how they would investigate bullying instances failed to pass in the state Senate Tuesday amid fear it could be used to promote acceptance of homosexuality. [...]

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Tyler Clementi gets no justice

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tyler Clementi
Tyler Clementi was bullied to death and the Judge heard guilty 288 times, yet sentenced his convicted antagonist to 30 days, 300 hours of community service and a $10,000 donation. While I do not doubt that Ravi was put through a measure of hell, knowing that he could be sentenced [...]

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Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in jail, probation in Rutgers’ suicide case

Monday, May 21, 2012
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A New Jersey Superior Court judge has sentenced former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi to 30 days in prison and three years probation for spying on his gay roommate who later committed suicide. [...]

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Teacher’s Facebook rant: Gay marriage same as ‘murder, lying, stealing, cheating’

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Jack Conkling
BUHLER, Kan. -- A Kansas middle school teacher has ignited a firestorm in the small rural Kansas community of Behler after posting an anti-gay rant on Facebook in which said same-sex marriage is akin to "murder, lying, stealing, or cheating." [...]

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