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Hillary Clinton calls for ‘stamping out bullying wherever it happens’

| Saturday, May 5, 2012
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has released a new video in which she calls for "stamping out bullying wherever it happens."

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Re-defining ‘Bully Pulpit’ — Pastor sends chilling message of violence

| Friday, May 4, 2012
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Many have heard and seen Pastor Sean Harris' shouted exhortations about "squashing like a cockroach," the first signs of gender-variant behavior in children. Fewer have seen his searing denunciation of transgendered persons as "an affront to God." ... and I have counseled at least three GLBT young adults who have attended this church. They all said they heard similarly hateful messages there, which not only drove them away, but also pushed them into depression and self-harm, even suicide attempts ...

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Bullied gay teen faces expulsion after firing stun gun provided by his mom

| Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Darnell Young
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An Indiana gay teen on Wednesday faced a private school district review board, an effort to expel him after he discharged a stun gun on school property to discourage an attack by school bullies.

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D.C. city council gives preliminary approval of anti-bullying bill

LOU CHIBBARO JR. | Washington Blade | Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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The D.C. City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve an anti-bullying bill on first reading, with Council members expected to approve the measure in a final vote at their next session later this month.

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Dan Savage and the truth about homosexuality and the Bible

| Monday, April 30, 2012
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People get bullied because of who they are: how they look and act, what they say and do. ... The people who walked out during Dan’s talk were not separated from their peers by anyone. They were content to do that themselves. They were not frightened or cowed. They were offended. ... And they were pleased to show their intolerance of Dan’s words by protesting against them in the manner they did. Theirs was not an act born of suffering.

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Tennessee lawmaker says suicides caused by bad parenting, not bullying

| Thursday, April 26, 2012
Jeremy Faison
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee state representative on Tuesday told fellow lawmakers that failure to instill proper values by parents in the victims of bullying is what leads young people to commit suicide. [caption id="attachment_51957" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Jeremy Faison"][/caption] State Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) made...

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Sioux City Journal devotes front page to bullying following gay teen’s suicide

| Monday, April 23, 2012
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The Sioux City Journal on Sunday devoted its front page to the topic of bullying, a response to the recent suicide of Kenneth Weishuhn, a 14-year-old gay teen who had been bullied at school after coming out to his friends.

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PFAW report examines the anti-gay lobby’s ‘pro-bullying agenda’

| Monday, April 23, 2012
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As students around the country participated Friday’s “Day of Silence” to show solidarity with bullied LGBT children and teens, anti-gay activists continued to step up their efforts to prevent schools from protecting bullied students.

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Silence Is Not Golden

| Sunday, April 22, 2012
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Taking down the bullies has to start with taking down those who empower the bullying. That’s not the onlookers, who are victims of their conditioning too, nor only the schools. Indeed, bullying is empowered by every institution that seeks to limit an individual’s ability to say, “No, I won’t be limited, I want the freedom to be me. I do not want to be what you want, but whoever it is that I can be, with all the good I might achieve. Now, teach me, provide me with the means to let me become all that I can be, or get out of my way.”

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U.S. Senate candidate blasts SNDA, says it ‘criminalizes’ teasing

| Friday, April 20, 2012
Heather Wilson
A candidate for the U.S. Senate has come under fire for criticizing the Student Non-Discrimination Act, legislation meant to protect children, becuase she said it “criminalizes” teasing.

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