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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 → ]
Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain flip flops on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ — tweet contradicts video message

Sunday, November 14, 2010
Does she, or doesn't she? Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke out against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in an anti-bullying campaign this week, only to seemingly perform an about face just one day later. [ Read more → ]
straight-pride

School declines to take action against students who wore threatening ‘straight pride’ shirts

Thursday, November 11, 2010
School officials have decided not to take disciplinary action against three high school students in suburban Chicago who attended classes wearing "straight pride" t-shirts earlier this week during the school's "ally week" aimed at raising awareness to anti-gay bullying and harassment. [ Read more → ]
Brandon Bitner

Brandon Bitner: Anti-gay bullying leads to another tragic teen suicide

Monday, November 8, 2010
Anti-gay bullying has reportedly claimed another teen life. Brandon Bitner, 14, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Penn., walked 13 miles from his home early Friday morning to a busy intersection and threw himself in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer after leaving a suicide note at his home. [ Read more → ]
Clint McCance

Arkansas school board official posts anti-gay tirade on Facebook page

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A school board official in Midland, Arkansas, has sparked outrage and calls for his resignation following the discovery of an anti-gay tirade on his Facebook page, where he allegedly wrote gays should kill themselves. [ Read more → ]
dept-education

Department of Education campaign aims to combat bullying in schools

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Obama Administration on Tuesday issued guidance to support educators in combating bullying in schools by clarifying when student bullying may violate federal education anti-discrimination laws. [ Read more → ]
bullying

National Ally week to raise awareness of anti-gay bullying, promote safe schools

Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday marks the beginning of the sixth annual National Ally Week aimed at raising awareness to school-yard bulling and to aid in making schools safer for students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. [ Read more → ]
David

Four teens charged in attack of classmate they thought was gay

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Four Long Island teenagers have been arrested and face assault and harassment charges in an alleged anti-gay bias attack on a 14-year-old boy they believed was gay. The victim was stomped and kicked on his arms, legs, stomach and thighs. [ Read more → ]
Justin (Chloe) Lacey, left, and Aiyisha Hassan

Four more teen suicides reported, two from within LGBT community

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
More sad news to report today as word comes of four more teen suicides, at least two of them from within the LGBTQ teen community. Justin "Chloe" Lacey and Aiyisha Hassan, both 19, committed suicide in recent weeks. [ Read more → ]
Tom Emmer

Target, Best Buy’s pick for MN governor won’t support anti-bullying legislation

Monday, October 11, 2010
The national debate over bullying entered the Minnesota governor's race Saturday during a televised debate in which Republican candidate Tom Emmer said that he would oppose legislation to combat school bullying against gay and lesbian young people. [ Read more → ]
Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett at annual HRC event: gay teen suicides a ‘terrible tragedy’

Sunday, October 10, 2010
Valerie Jarrett, a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, spoke at the annual national dinner of the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday evening to address the recent suicides within the LGBT community related to anti-gay bullying. [ Read more → ]
nyc-die-in

LGBT activists stage NYC ‘die-in’ protest to honor suicide victims, demand civil rights

Saturday, October 9, 2010
More than 300 LGBT activists dropped to the floor in Grand Central Station in New York City Friday evening in a demonstration of death, aimed at calling attention to the rash of recent bullying, torture, suicides, and murders of LGBT Americans. At around 6 p.m.... [ Read more → ]
Shane and Shawn Walsh

Hundreds ‘celebrate’ life of Seth Walsh; details emerge of Seth’s last bullying incident

Sunday, October 3, 2010
It was standing room only at the First Baptist Church in Tehachapi, CA, Friday as more than 500 mourners came to bid farewell to Seth Walsh, an openly gay teen who died earlier this week following a suicide attempt 10 days earlier. Seth endured years of bullying for being gay. [ Read more → ]
Seth Walsh

Gay teen dies after 9 days on life support, following suicide attempt over anti-gay bullying

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Seth Walsh, a California teen who spent the last 9 days on life support after attempting suicide over relentless bullying because he was gay, died today. He was 13 years old. [caption id="attachment_11016" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Seth Walsh"][/caption] Seth's family took him off life support this... [ Read more → ]
Asher Brown

Another suicide: Houston teen, victim of anti-gay bullying, shoots himself

Monday, September 27, 2010
[caption id="attachment_10976" align="alignleft" width="260" caption="Asher Brown"][media-credit name="FAMILY PHOTO" align="alignleft" width="260"][/media-credit][/caption] Another teenage victim of anti-gay bullying has committed suicide. Asher Brown came home from school last Thursday while his parents were at work. He shot himself in the head after enduring what his mother and... [ Read more → ]
Dan Savage

Dan Savage has a message for gay teens facing adversity: ‘It gets better’

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Dan Savage, the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice columnist, has a message for gay teens struggling with their sexuality, discrimination and school bullying: "It gets better." [caption id="attachment_10809" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Dan Savage"][/caption] The Seattle-based activist and author of Savage Love, launched a YouTube channel... [ Read more → ]
Billy Lucas (via Facebook)

Indiana teen’s suicide thought to be result of anti-gay bullying

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
A 15-year-old Indiana teen took his own life last week in what is thought to be another suicide at least partially connected to school bullying, a result of the teen's perceived sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
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