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Romney’s character under scrutiny as report of anti-gay bullying surfaces

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Mitt Romney
WASHINGTON — GOP front runner and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney engaged in several incidents of pranks during his high school years, at least one incident in particular that LGBTQ activists are calling anti-gay bullying, according to a report by The Washington Post.

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Bullied gay teen expelled for defending himself with stun gun

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Darnell Young
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An independent arbitrator ruled Monday that an Indiana gay teen will remain expelled from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis until January 7, 2013 for discharging a stun gun on school property to discourage an attack by bullies.

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Dan Savage a hypocrite? Not even close…

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Dan Savage
The religious right wing clearly have no clue what bullying is really all about. A speaker, known for his “straight”, sometimes “salty”, talk, at a public forum, is not bullying you when he says your religious beliefs are bullshit. He doesn’t have you cornered against a locker, trapped behind the auto shop building, or head down in the commode in the bathroom stall. He isn’t threatening you with physical harm, not even the promised threat of “getting you later” after school. The right wing thinks all these kind of interactions are not bullying, especially if religiously motivated, but a speaker at high school assembly, who points out logical and factual inconsistencies in the way you behave is the bully and a hypocrite? Bullshit.

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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
Sean Harris
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

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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